Dell Medical School Community-Driven Initiatives Call for Ideas Information Session
Friday, February 12, 2021
12:00 PM - Expected Duration: 1 hour
Your Idea. Your Neighborhood. Your Health.
Often, the best ideas for improving health in a community come from those who live and work there. Dell Medical School’s Community-Driven Initiatives supports these.
By leveraging the resources of The University of Texas at Austin and the surrounding community, leaders of projects identified by Community-Driven Initiatives’ periodic Call for Ideas work with the team to develop plans for implementation, evaluation and sustainability, moving ideas from concept to reality.
The Call for Ideas is a partnership opportunity with Dell Medical School; a way to pilot projects for, by and about the community; and an opportunity to turn an idea into a plan. If the plan is successful, the project will launch in six months to a year.
Every idea submitted receives feedback from a Community Strategy Team and a dedicated project development team. A handful of ideas from each cycle receive robust support.
The Call for Ideas is open from Feb. 1 to Feb. 28, 2021.
As COVID-19 continues to impact community health, Community-Driven Initiatives is requesting ideas from Central Texans to address three areas of need:
- Mental health
- Food access
- COVID-19 resources (vaccines, testing, etc.)
If you have an idea that addresses any of these issues, submit an application.
Community-Driven Initiatives will host a Call for Ideas information session on Friday, Feb. 12, from 12 to 1 p.m. Please RSVP ahead of time join the team to learn more about the program and the idea development process.