The Mel King Institute is hosting an Innovation Forum to highlight a new report on CDCs and Academic Partnerships Massachusetts. They invite you to come hear the results of the report and engage with panelists who will share their stories of CDCs and institutions working together. The Innovation Forum will be held on November 21 from 9am-12pm at the Amilcar Cabral Center ( African American Institute, at Northeastern University, 40 Leon Street, Boston).
As part of its work to continue to leverage educational partnerships, the Mel King Institute undertook an assessment of university-CDC collaborations in Massachusetts in 2012-13. This assessment revealed some relatively new university-based collaborations that may present opportunities for Massachusetts CDCs and the communities that they serve, and a few examples of more comprehensive partnerships, some between universities and CDCs and some between universities and other community based organizations and government agencies that bear watching. The assessment also uncovered important learning about changes in partnerships over time, as key players moved on and funds ran out. These changes represent some important lessons for the sustainability of partnerships going forward.
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