Community Network Building Through Research
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.
community networks, COPEWELL, SCALEUP, health research
Villagran, M., & Daspit, J. J. (2023). Community network building through research. Health+Resilience Research Network, San Marcos, Texas.