Sustainability

SUSTAINING THE COMMUNITY RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP AND INFRASTRUCTURE

The MACOD-R Partnership’s Community Research Partnership and Infrastructure Sustainability Committee (Co-Chairs: Dr. Steve Anton, Dr. Ronald Cohen, Dr. Carolyn M. Tucker, and Dr. Daniel Wilson) developed a plan for sustaining the University of Florida dual-site (Gainesville and Jacksonville) community research partnership and infrastructure. This plan, which is funded by the University of Florida Office of Research, includes 4 main components: an Obesity Disparities Seminar Series, an Obesity Disparities Research Fellows Program, Research and Grant Development, and Evaluation and Analysis.

SUSTAINABILITY COMPONENTS

Obesity Disparities Research and Intervention Seminar Series

A seminar series informed by the needed research and interventions identified at the 2014 Symposium Series that involved researchers, providers, patients and their families, and community stakeholders.

Obesity Disparities Research Fellows Program

A mentoring program for junior faculty, post-docs, advanced doctoral students, community health workers, and community members interested in obesity disparities research and practice.

Research and Grant Development

Write and submit obesity disparities-focused grant proposals, including a center grant to establish the UF Obesity Disparities Research and Intervention Center.

Evaluation and Analysis

Evaluate the sustainability of the ongoing committees and activities of the MACOD-R Partnership with regard to their reach,         efficacy/effectiveness, adoption, implementation, and maintenance.