WORDOUT: Community Research Dissemination Challenge
Getting the word out – making research matter.
In 2015, the Community PARTners Core initiated the “WORDOUT: Community Research Dissemination Challenge.” This was the first time this challenge was funded.
The funding announcement encouraged community members and organizations to address how to get the “word out” about the latest research findings on a health topic important to their community. Nine organizations received a $5,000 award from CTSI to complete research dissemination projects focused on health topics important to that organization’s community.
2015-2016 WORDOUT awardees pictured with CTSI & Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh staff
WORDOUT awardees serve diverse populations such as families using a local food pantry and free clinic service to sexual minority youth and African immigrants, refugees, and internationals. Organizations who received awards were:
Community organizations were matched with researchers to help provide up-to-date health information based on recent research. They used venues such as health fairs and community meetings to share learned health information guided by research. Research dissemination topics included:
For more information about these awards, email Jennifer R. Jones, MPH, CTSI Community Engagement Senior Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.