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COVID Connect bridges gap between community need, expert support

In a time when many of us feel increasingly disconnected out of public health necessity, an effort led by the College of Public Health is bringing together those in need with those most able to offer assistance. COVID Connect, a project to unite health departments and other organizations with professional volunteers willing to share their expertise, already has begun to serve as a lifeline during an unprecedented time in modern history.

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The Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities invites proposals for the 26th Annual Conference, Beyond Boundaries: From Hyperlocal to Regional Collaborations, October 19-21, 2020, in San Diego.

This year's theme invites presenters to reflect on the diverse needs of our metropolitan areas and to identify collaborative approaches, not only between government, healthcare, corporate, and community partners, but also among neighboring colleges and universities and surrounding residents.

Proposals are due May 26.

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Ohio State's University Outreach and Engagement Awards honor faculty, staff, students and community partners for outstanding achievement in producing engaged scholarship and community impact. This year 11 awards were given in four categories: Community Engaged Scholar, Community Engaged Program, Community Partner and Community Engaged Champion.

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There's a lot of information out there about the coronavirus (COVID-19). The Knowledge Exchange, in partnership with Ohio State University Extension, the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, and CFAES researchers, created the COVID-19 Hub to share the world-class research and knowledge from The Ohio State University directly with Ohioans.

Our statewide network of scientists, Extension professionals, and faculty have been working together to share information and collect resources that you can use to stay informed. You'll find answers to Frequently Asked Questions on our hub and helpful links.

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Engaged Scholars

Ohio State's Engaged Scholars have made significant community impacts with their partners and important contributions to the university's culture of engagement, further strengthening the institution's commitment to supporting communities.

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