Building Community Engaged Research Capacity within a CTSA
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The University of Wisconsin - Madison Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) Community–Academic Partnerships component (ICTR-CAP) supports statewide multi-disciplinary, community-partnered research to solve problems in translating knowledge into improvements in clinical practice, community health programs, and health policy with the goal of improving human health and reducing health disparities.
UW ICTR-CAP is organized as a federation of more than 40 programs and centers across the UW-Madison campus and Marshfield Clinic each providing resources to support community-engaged translational research. The ICTR-CAP Steering Committee consists of the faculty directors of federation programs and participates in strategic planning to support resource coordination, identify need areas, and build resources to support community-engaged translational research.
The purpose of this toolkit is to describe strategic planning activities within UW ICTR-CAP to provide practical information to other CTSA leaders on engaging a large number of campus-wide programs in planning activities for community engagement.
Dr. Maureen Smith is the Director of UW ICTR-CAP and leads the CTSA Community & Collaboration component. Dr. Smith gave a keynote presentation at the 2021 Spring CTSA Program Meeting on Building Core Partnerships and Trust with Organizations for Community-Engaged Research.
Who should use this toolkit?
This toolkit should be used by CTSA leaders who want to build capacity for Community Engagement in Research within their CTSA.
What does the toolkit contain?
The toolkit describes four activities used to build community-engaged translational research capacity at UW’s Institute for Clinical and Translational Research as well as attachments that provide instructions or serve as examples or models.
How should these tools be used?
The activities and attachments in the toolkit are intended as practical aids. They’re meant to be used or not, to be modified or used as is, in whatever way best serves the needs of the capacity-building effort being undertaken.
Development of this toolkit
The Building Community Engaged Research Capacity within a CTSA toolkit was created by the Community-Academic Partnership component of the UW-Madison Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR-CAP) with support from three consecutive NIH-NCATS Clinical and Translational Science Awards and funding from the UW School of Medicine and Public Health Wisconsin Partnership Program.
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- Quanbeck A, Mahoney J, Kies K, Judge K, Smith M. Building capacity for dissemination and implementation to maximize research impact in a CTSA: The University of Wisconsin story. J Clin Transl Sci. 2020 Jan 10;4(3):209-215.
- Quanbeck A, Mahoney J, Kies, K, Judge K, Smith M. Developing Dissemination and Implementation Capacity Within a CTSA: A Toolkit. University of Wisconsin – Madison School of Medicine and Public Health – Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Health Innovation Program, Dissemination and Implementation Launchpad. Madison, WI; 2019. Available at: www.hipxchange.org/DevelopD&I.
Smith M, Judge K. Building Community Engaged Research Capacity within a CTSA. University of Wisconsin – Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, Institute for Clinical and Translational Research. Madison, WI; 2020. Available at: www.hipxchange.org/BuildingaCERCore