1. Identify and address environmental health needs and priorities via multi-directional communication
2. Translate SWEHSC research findings into environmental health knowledge and action
3. Advance the field of community engagement and environmental health literacy
4. Develop future environmental health scientists and leaders from our Indigenous, Latinx, and rural communities
MULTI-DIRECTIONAL PARTNERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
The CEC uses a Multi-Directional Partnership Paradigm to identify, establish, and maintain collaborations. Within each relationship, the CEC:
Identifies potential partners
Forms a clear rationale based on answers to essential questions
1. Why is the SWEHSC CEC needed for collaboration?
2. How will the CEC assist with the project?
3. How will this partnership promote the mission of the SWEHSC?
4. How will this partnership build community capacity for addressing EH challenges?
Recruits appropriate expertise from SWEHSC investigators and student researchers
Share knowledge and chooses mutually agreeable EH foci
Creates or adapts engagement methods, materials, and resources