Health Promotion and Community Engagement

While much can be learned from nursing research that focuses on large academic medical centers and other hospitals, Northeastern University’s strength is the exceptional track record of our multidisciplinary teams in conducting research in partnership with community health centers, local public health departments, senior agencies, housing authorities, and community-based organizations upon which so many members of our target population depend for primary care, preventive services and other services that influence the social determinants of health.

Evidence-based Health Promotion Programs for Older Adults. The Center for Healthy Aging’s interactive basic training modules on evidence-based health promotion for older adults are designed primarily for aging services providers. These modules can also be useful training for those who work at public health or human services agencies, volunteers in a health promotion program, or students in gerontology or a health discipline. Modules include: Intro to Health Promotion Programs, Making Effective Presentations, and Advanced Tools. Developed by the National Council on Aging.

Interacting with Community Members about Clinical Science. An interactive tutorial for investigators that addresses why the public should understand your research, the barriers that the general public experiences in appreciating research, and how to overcome these barriers. Length: 20 minutes, followed by quiz. Developed by Howard Taras, MD – UC San Diego Clinical and Translational Research Institute.

Partnering with Community & Community Agencies. An interactive tutorial for investigators that defines community, explores the benefits and risks of partnering with community agencies, and how to make these partnerships work in both the short and long term. Length: 21 minutes, follow by quiz. Developed by Rodney von Jaeger, MPH –  UC San Diego Clinical and Translational Research Institute.

Using Social Media to Advance Your Mission and Program Reach.  This webinar–hosted jointly by the National Center for Benefits Outreach and Enrollment and Center for Healthy Aging–examines how social service/aging organizations can use tools such as Twitter and Facebook to reach new audiences and enhance their outreach. Length: 60 minutes.