Engaged Scholars: Volume 6 (2018)

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Proceedings of the 2018 Community Engagement Conference

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    Building an Engaged Community to Prevent and Heal from Gun Violence
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2018-04) Wilkinson, Deanna; Lamarr, Frederick V.; Alsaada, Tammy Fournier; Ahad, Cecil; Hill, Dartangnan; Saunders, Jerry, Sr.
    Despite dramatic shifts in crime control and public health policy, one persistent pattern remains unchanged: gun violence cuts short the lives of young black males in America's most economically disadvantaged urban communities at unacceptably high rates. Since 2009, one south Columbus neighborhood has come together to heal from the violence and unite people in an effort to reduce high rates of gun violence. The presenters will highlight the researcher-community partnership of Men for the Movement (M4M), a grass-roots community-based effort operating for the past eight years to improve the conditions and quality of life. The panel will include M4M leaders, an Ohio State faculty member, an M4M participant, and an Ohio State graduate. We will focus on successful strategies to build social capital in distressed urban neighborhoods, effective outreach and engagement for vulnerable youth and families to interrupt the intergenerational patterns of gun death and injury.
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    Food-Mapping for Empowerment, Access, and Sustainable Transformation
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2018-04) Sweeney, Glennon
    Learn about an innovatiive, diverse community-university research collaborative intent on understanding, mapping and transforming our local food systems. Food-mapping for Empowerment, Access, and Sustainable Transformation's (FEAST) approach is rooted in community-based participatory research (CBPR) practices, informed by The Kirwan Institute's Principles of Equitable and Inclusive Civic Engagement. It utilizes Art of Hosting practices to create radically hospitable engagement spaces where community members can share how they access healthy food in their neighborhood. Learn about FEAST's approach to transformative food systems change, as well as FEAST's vision, mission and research objectives. Also learn how to get involved in this trans-formational community-university collaborative and get tips on successful community-university partnerships.
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    The Need for Emotional Intelligence in Teams: Awareness, Perception of Importance, and Intention to Practice
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2018-04) Ott, Crystal; King, Jeff; Cochran, Graham
    Society is filled with many complex problems that often require knowledge and practice from more than one discipline (Stokols et al., 2008). Scientific researchers now have increased their focus to collaborative work in teams rather than individually to solve these problems (Fiore, 2008). Levi (2014) states it best by saying, "A successful team completes its task, maintains good social relations and promotes its members' personal and professional development" (p.19). Teams need an interpersonal understanding (emotional intelligence) and division of tasks to get the work done. The purpose of this study was to describe the change in awareness, perception of importance and intention to practice new skills of team emotional intelligence (EQ) with selected OSU Extension teams by implementing a team assessment and a group coaching/feedback session. Two program teams and one county Extension office team participated in this quasi-experimental research study.
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    Community Engagement through a Health-Related Honors Biology Service-Learning Project
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2018-04) Kulesza, Amy; Ridgway, Judith; Shawver, Breana; Gordon, Amber; Bernot, Kelsie
    Faculty, staff and community partners are invited to learn how a model for community/university partnerships supports student engagement in service and learning. Members of an honors biology instructional team, the director of the Central Ohio chapter of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and a laboratory manager at The Ohio State University Medical Center will present a four-part service-learning model that includes components conducted in and out of the classroom. Participants will discuss how to apply the engagement principles of integration, advocacy and accountability through student activities and program implementation. They will also reflect on how they may use the model in their own context. Sample student activities and evidence of their success will be provided.
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    Developing a Successful Engagement Model
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2018-04) McNair, Matthew; Pauline, Eddie
    Ohio State's Corporate Engagement Office is working to build an effective engagement model by serving as connectors and translators between the university and industry, leading to mutually beneficial relationships. Through collaboration with industry and our own experts, we have developed a framework for engagement using best practices. Engagement flourishes through a strong framework. We believe that employing a few essential components will deliver results for any organization.
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    Building Effective Community Partnerships
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2018-04) Malone, Mike; Luthie, Megan; Stewart, Sarah; Richie, Daniel
    Community Engagement h2o (CE-h2o) is a faith-based student organization that works to serve the community in the Columbus area. This student organization leverages building effective community partnerships with motivating and equipping university teams to advance the health and wellness of four key demographics in the Columbus area. These four communities are the immigrant and refugee population, those suffering in poverty, the orphan population, and the widow population. To create enduring and impactful community partnerships, a shared motivation is needed between the university teams and partnership organizations. This shared motivation creates enduring relationships between the university teams and community partners, and it promotes lifelong community engagement. This information is intended for students seeking community partnerships, as well as those wanting to learn a sustainable model for creating community partnership with university teams.
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    STEAM on the Quad
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2018-04) Coble, Kelly; Hedrick, Jason; Light, Mark; Raines, Amanda; Jackson, Sarah
    STEAM on the Quad is a family-oriented educational program, initiated in 2016, involving K-12 youth. Participants did hands-on activities that improved their knowledge and interest in the science, technology, engineering, arts and math fields. The event is a collaborative project between Ohio State – Lima and OSU Extension. The 4-H programs of Putnam, Hardin and Allen counties hosted activities that featured Bluetooth sports, Lego zip lines, virtual reality, graphics tablets, solar panels, sculpture building, hovercrafts and sewing. Community partners included the Allen County Soil and Water Conservation District, ArtSpace/Lima, YWCA Child Care, the Neil Armstrong Museum, and the Lima YMCA Bean City Bots robotics team. Ohio State – Lima faculty from biology, education, engineering, and theater engaged K-12 students and their families in a variety of hands-on projects, as did Ohio State law enforcement. Ohio State staff and students aided in these actvities and logistical support.
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    Community In Motion
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2018-04) Williams, Marcus
    Community in Motion is an initiative that promotes the use of physical activity as a primary means of disease prevention. More specifically, this collaborative program is designed to help residents better utilize the network of resources that already exist in their communities. Marcus will highlight strategies he has used to engage the private sector and develop partnerships that advance health. Tactics that strengthen the means for implementation will be emphasized.
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    Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) Community Engagement Program
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2018-04) Grever, Jeff
    The Ohio State CCTS Community Engagement Program helps research teams at Ohio State and Nationwide Children's Hospital (NCH) establish collaborative partnerships with community stakeholders, incorporate community-based research principles, and strengthen community stakeholder involvement in grant applications and on research teams. The CCTS hosts a Central Ohio Community Engagement Advisory Board of community leaders who are available for consultations. The CCTS also hosts a Faculty Advisory Board comprised of Ohio State and NCH experts in community-based research that offers consults for grant submissions, guidance for community partnerships, and opportunities for collaboration. The CCTS is a partner in the Appalachian Translational Research Network. Program coordinator Beverly Stringer established a third community advisory board focused on partnerships and projects in Appalachian Ohio. Learn what support services are available to researchers at Ohio State and Nationwide Children's Hospital.
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    Designing and Implementing a Person-Centered Intervention: A Novel Academic and Community Partnership
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2018-04) Liddic, Morgan; Goldstein, Chelsea; BK, Anjali
    Person-centered care is a philosophy that recognizes "knowing the person" and honors individual preferences. However, systematically assessing and communicating information about nursing home residents' preferences across care team members is difficult. We will describe a novel communication intervention collaboratively developed between four nursing homes and researchers at Miami University. The intervention assesses resident recreation/leisure preferences and communicates them throughout the organization via a personalized 5x7 laminated card. In all, 60 "PAL" cards were created across four provider communities. Results indicate the cards can be used as conversation starters between staff and residents, or volunteers and residents. Learn about barriers (e.g., resident fatigue and cognition) and facilitators (e.g., support from leadership) to implementing person-centered care interventions in nursing homes.
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    Kindred Gardens: Gardening for Seniors
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2018-04) Gelley, Christine
    Kindred Gardens: Gardening for Seniors is a program that was recently developed to offer stimulating gardening activities to seniors through a five-part series of hands-on classes. Senior citizens represent 24 percent of the Noble County population. Although many seniors remain active and content with their lifestyles, a contrasting population depends on assistance from their families or skilled nursing staff to carry on with typical day-to-day activities. In conjunction, living on a fixed income is common, leaving little financial flexibility and few opportunities for pursuing their own interests and pleasures. A daily routine that lacks refreshing experiences and interactions can lead to isolation, depression, irritability and overall decreased quality of life. Gardening is an activity that can be immensely beneficial for senior physical and mental health. Implementing easy-to-access gardening programs in the community for seniors could be a positive influence on people's lives.
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    Your Thoughts Matter: Mental Health and Youth
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2018-04) Raines, Amanda; Dellifield, Jami
    Participants will learn about and identify innovative ways to include mental health conversations into their existing youth programming. According to the National Council on Behavioral Health, one in every five American youth has been diagnosed with a mental health disorder. Extension has a long history of quality, research-based, youth programming, specifically in the areas of health and wellness; but the topic of mental health is often overlooked due to its taboo nature. The presenters are certified Youth Mental Health First Aid instructors who are working across disciplines to engage the entire Ohio State community in the mental health conver-sation. Attendees will learn mental health terminology and statistics while participating in hands-on activities, and will gain a better understanding of why open dialogue on brain health is vital to positive youth development.
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    College Access for Rural Youth: Using your University Connections
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2018-04) West, Travis
    OSU Extension collaborates to deliver college experiences to rural youth in Vinton County. Extension's community engagement and outreach can be strengthened by developing relationships and using your college connections for youth education. Learn about resources to provide college-access programming to youth.
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    It's Your Life, our Community! Everybody's Responsibility, Mind Your Mind Training
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2018-04) Terrill, Steve; Terrill, Debbie
    Mental Health: Be it GOOD, not Bad (the bad news and the good news of our mental health today). Becoming a Gatekeeper overview. The Mental Health First Aid overview. Making it work for you and others.
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    The Ohio State University Early Head Start Partnership Program
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2018-04) Sutton, Sherrie; Hammersmith, Kim; Voit, Jennifer; Flaitz, Catherine; Noel, Beth
    The Early Head Start Partnership Program is led by The Ohio State University and is a collaboration of Columbus' leading community agencies focused on the education and welfare of our children and their families. This poster will highlight health and wellness services leveraged through community partnerships. These services include physical and oral health. The program is currently serving 160 infants, toddlers and their families living in poverty throughout Columbus, Ohio. The Ohio State Early Head Start staff are working to raise the quality of early childhood education in 11 child care centers and eight family child care homes. In addition, comprehensive services are being provided to families by community experts.
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    Strengthening Local Foods Systems through a Peer Exchange Learning Network
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2018-04) Scott, Hannah; Harlow, Ivory
    Food hubs, as businesses that aggregate and distribute regionally produced food, create jobs and infuse capital into their communities, while also often providing significant support to farm businesses and working in areas that lack sufficient access to healthy foods. The Ohio and West Virginia Food Hub Network is a peer-exchange learning network convening stakeholders from around the region to identify and address barriers to hub development. The network's peer-to-peer model increases stakeholder access to technical assistance providers and connects new and emerging food businesses to best practice models. Learn about the various methods the network's facilitators use to create relevant educational opportunities and to enhance the peer-to-peer learning model of the network to create impactful engagement for stakeholders.
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    The Opioid Patient Education Program
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2018-04) Pekny, Chelsea; Hale, Ken; Steckman, Jeff; Donneyong, Macarius
    The Opioid Patient Education Program (OPEP) was developed by the Ohio State College of Pharmacy in partnership with The Kroger Company for use by pharmacists when dispensing new opioid pain medication therapies. The opioid epidemic is one of America's most pressing public health problems, and the state of Ohio now leads the nation in drug overdose deaths. These deaths include those involving prescription pain medications as well as illicit drugs; but we know that the vast majority of those using illicit drugs, like heroin, first misuse prescription opioids. We believe that purposeful engagement of pharmacists with patients when new opioid medications are dispensed could make a difference in this serious public health problem. OPEP includes written materials to be provided to the patient, a checklist of educational points to be covered by a pharmacist in consultation with the patient, and follow-up phone calls. Pharmacist perceptions of OPEP are being evaluated.
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    Ohio Military Kids: Supporting the Military Families Who Serve Our Nation
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2018-04) Oberstadt, Kayla; Ferrari, Theresa; Van Gorden, Erin; Likens, Emily
    Ohio Military Kids (OMK) is a joint effort between 4-H youth development at The Ohio State University and Ohio National Guard Family Readiness and Warrior Support. OMK activities offer a positive opportunity to meet other children who face the unique family situations, stresses and successes that a military family may be subject to. Learn about what OMK offers, including camps and workshops. Visit the OMK poster presentation to see how to refer military families to our local resources, learn how you could become a volunteer, and how we, as a community, can support those families who bravely serve our country!
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    Creating a Culture of Wellness for Students, Faculty, and Staff in the College of Pharmacy
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2018-04) Keeler, Emily; Trolli, Elizabbeth; Felmer, Anna; Newell, Ben; Patel, Smit; Ritchey, Meghan; Sturm, Maggie; Wenceslao, Kevin; Williams, Victoria; Wu, Leslie; Yocum, Caitlin; Mcauley, James; Schumacher, Kristine W.
    As part of the health sciences at Ohio State, wellness and preventative maintenance is something that is very important to the College of Pharmacy (COP). However, sometimes we work so hard to help others that we neglect our own health. Last year, the college continued to build upon existing wellness activities and created a formal Wellness Task Force consisting of the college's volunteer faculty and staff wellness innovators and elected student class wellness officers. Working together, this group helps to plan, implement and evaluate wellness initiatives to make wellness a way of life for everyone at the College of Pharmacy.
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    Initial Meeting of the Laboratory for Community Engaged Practice and Scholarship
    (Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement, 2018-04) Julian, David; Wapner, Andrew
    This poster will provide detailed information about the Laboratory for Community Engaged Practice and Scholarship. Learn about the lab, review activities in which lab participants might choose to be involved, and get a schedule of upcoming meetings.