The Institute for Public Health Research and Innovation
The mission of the Institute for Public Health Research and Innovation is to create inter-organizational collaboration to harness the knowledge and skills of the area’s health services professionals to develop solutions to the region’s health challenges. The Institute seeks to address community health needs by improving existing infrastructure and building capacity of local organizations to identify the region’s public health and health care issues and to develop innovative interventions and prevention initiatives. The Institute will facilitate opportunities for collaborative research, training and implementation projects between ESU faculty and students, and other anchor healthcare and public health institutions in the region.
Clare Lenhart, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Public Health
Director, Institute for Public Health Research & Innovation
What does it mean to be a Facilitator?
Facilitators are undergraduate students. Responsibilities of a Facilitator:
- As planners and organizers of Race Relation conversations and sessions.
- To help guide the discussion among students.
- To ensure that the environment is open, non-hostile, and conducive the free flow of ideas.
- To help the participants to explore their own personal opinions, feelings and experiences about race.
- To begin conversations during the session by probing questions regarding race and racial biases issues.