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2017 IIMS Community Engagement Symposium

Promoting Community and Academic Partnerships for Health Equity Research

illustration of people holding letters spelling Health Equity Translational science describes how research discoveries are translated from basic science, to clinical practice, to public health benefit. The IIMS Community Engagement Symposium addresses methods for developing and enhancing community and academic partnerships for the translation of research. Our goal this year is to share examples and perceptions of how community and academic partnerships can be used as a strategy to translate research for health equity. Together, patients, families, communities and researchers will learn how they can work together to design, implement and share quality research that has far-reaching effects on important community health outcomes.


We invite community members, students, healthcare practitioners, and investigators interested in community and academic research partnerships to attend.


The High Plains Research Network (HPRN) works with rural practices, hospitals, health care facilities, and communities to provide excellent care for all by translating the best scientific evidence into everyday clinical practice.

Jack Westfall, MD, MPH
Jack Westfall, MD, MPH
HPRN Director, Professor of Family Medicine
University of Colorado

Sergio Sánchez
Sergio Sánchez
HPRN Community Advisory Council Member

Read about past IIMS Community Engagement Symposia here.