October 22nd, 2014 · Leave a Comment

why is important to make community engagement in research the norm?

By Miguel Valdez Soto

October 8th, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Expanding our research impact through dissemination and implementation thinking

By Miguel Valdez Soto

October 2nd, 2014 · Leave a Comment

New Office of Health Disparities Research Site

By Miguel Valdez Soto

The Mayo Clinic Office of Health Disparities Research (OHDR) is excited to announce the launch of an OHDR website available to viewers outside of Mayo Clinic. The new site’s homepage welcomes visitors with featured content focused on the mission of the office and a description of Mayo Clinic health disparities research in Minnesota, Arizona, and Florida. The site provides visitors an easy way to learn about the OHDR and how to get involved. The target audiences are research scientists, physicians, and health care providers within and outside Mayo Clinic; external funding agencies (federal and private); community health partners; and communities that need care across the nation. The site is fluid, responsive (comments enabled), and mobile friendly. Selections of health disparities research projects are displayed by location (Minnesota, Arizona and Florida) with lists of research teams working and collaborating across Mayo campuses to advance these projects. OHDR activities are listed as news posts and will be updated regularly.
The existing OHDR intranet site will still publish regular updates on OHDR activities, meetings and conferences, and funding opportunities for internal audiences. It will also include expanded research profiles and projects of Mayo Clinic investigators and available resources within the institute.

Please email the OHDR with any questions or feedback on the site.

Tags: collaboration, community building, Community Engaged Research, Health Disparities, ocerblogmayoedu, OHDR website, partnerships

October 2nd, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Identifying and engaging a champion on your study can make a difference

By Miguel Valdez Soto

September 30th, 2014 · Leave a Comment

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By Miguel Valdez Soto

September 29th, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Achieving Collective Impact: How Partnerships Change Community Outcomes

By Miguel Valdez Soto

October 14-16, 2014 | St. Louis, Mo.

A three-day workshop hosted by the Forum for Youth Investment in partnership with FSG.


Merita Irby, Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, the Forum for Youth Investment
Jennifer Splansky Juster, Director, Collective Impact Forum, FSG



Achieving collective impact requires all partners to clearly understand collaborative work and how partnerships improve conditions in communities. This three-day institute provides a survey of five key steps in collaborative work and how these steps put partnerships on a clear path to improving lives.

The steps are taught as part of a Big Picture Approach that helps community teams create a community-specific diagnosis and action plan, forge better connections to existing work in their community, and maintain an approach to this work that is both holistic and aspirational. This is a “hands-on lab” during which participants will apply the five steps and tools to specific goals in their communities.

September 25th, 2014 · Leave a Comment

How do you engage diverse communities to be part of systems?

By Miguel Valdez Soto

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