ItemA Holistic Approach to Health, Immunity, and Post COVID-19 Rehabilitation: The Role of Nutrition(2022-11-27) Zhu, JieThis presentation shares research being conducted to build community resilience by addressing nutritional and health related challenges of first responders and others in the community. This presentation offers insight on the evidence-based association of essential nutrients status with risk of COVID-19 as well as nutritional challenges and post COVID-19 rehabilitation currently being addressed through this research. The talk provides insight into unique ways that interdisciplinary collaboration can be fostered to improve community resilience for optimal health. ItemA Holistic Approach to Health, Immunity, and Post COVID-19 Rehabilitation(2022-11-09) McAllister, MatthewThis presentation shares research being conducted to build community resilience by addressing nutritional and health related challenges of first responders and others in the community. This presentation discusses the work currently being conducted focusing on improving cardiometabolic health and performance among firefighters. The talk provides insight into unique ways that interdisciplinary collaboration can be fostered to improve community resilience for optimal health. ItemCommunity Network Building Through Research(2023-04-05) Villagran, Melinda; Daspit, Joshua J.At the April 5, 2023 meeting of the Health+Resilience Research Network, Dr. Josh Daspit and Dr. Melinda Villagran shared their experiences building community networks through research. Dr. Villagran discussed how the Translational Health Research Center is implementing the COPEWELL framework in Texas libraries to foster community resilience while building a network of librarians to engage in future research. Dr. Daspit introduced the partnership between SCALEUP and THRC and how it evolved into the GRIT (Great Resilience in Texas) Awards, which aim to recognize the resilience shown by small businesses in Texas and to foster a network of small businesses. Both examples demonstrate how research opportunities can help develop community networks, which, in turn, can help develop new research opportunities. ItemLeveraging the Copewell Framework to Foster Community Resilience and Research Networks(Translational Health Research Center, 2023-04) Schneider, Jessica; Long, Rex; Trevino, Britney; Repasky, Emily C.The Translational Health Research Center (THRC) engages in dissemination and implementation strategies to accelerate the translation of research to improve resilience in Texas communities. Developed by researchers at Johns Hopkins University, the Composite of Post Event Well-Being (COPEWELL) model fosters local resilience through an evidence-based suite of tools and whole-of-community approach. This report summarizes our efforts to extend awareness and application of the COPEWELL model in Texas. In Fall 2022, THRC partnered with the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security to host a two-day virtual town hall to introduce COPEWELL to a Texas audience, including local governments, emergency management divisions, non-profits, and public libraries. Through our dissemination efforts, we identified the Texas State Library and Archives Commission as a partner for COPEWELL implementation. As of Spring 2023, implementation is ongoing with pilot studies launched in two Texas communities and plans to extend the project to additional communities in Texas. The project has also afforded applied research opportunities for faculty, doctoral, and graduate students at Texas State University. Through these research and community-based partnerships, THRC has laid a foundation to improve community resilience in Texas.