Mission

InCHIP Mission

Badge logo_ThumbnailThe University of Connecticut’s Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP) provides an interdisciplinary nexus for investigators and Centers across the University to stimulate research collaborations and major newly-funded initiatives that create new scientific knowledge and theoretical frameworks in health behavior at multiple levels of analysis (e.g., individual, family, community, policy). Health is broadly defined and includes physical and mental health, and outcomes with critical implications for health. Work at the intersection of behavior and biology, and at the intersection of science and public policy is encouraged. InCHIP disseminates its research and cutting-edge health behavior change interventions through publishing, structural change, capacity-building, teaching, mentoring, and collaboration at the University, local, state, national, and international levels.

InCHIP Long Range Goals

Goal 1: InCHIP will support UConn investigators and Centers in conducting research to create new scientific knowledge, theoretical frameworks, health behavior change interventions, and methodological advances associated with health and health behavior. This work will focus on understanding the dynamics of health behavior and related systems, on the science of health behavior change, on research to inform policy, and on the science and practice of developing, implementing, evaluating, and disseminating effective health behavior change interventions.

Goal 2: InCHIP will take a leadership role in fostering a team science approach that leverages the strengths and expertise of investigators and other professionals trained in diverse fields, to scientifically address multi-factorial issues in health and health behavior.

Goal 3: InCHIP will share its expertise in health behavior, policy, capacity building, and technology with local, state, national, and international organizations engaged in improving public health.

Goal 4: InCHIP researchers will educate and mentor undergraduate students, graduate students, researchers, faculty, community members, and others in the science of health behavior change, and the science and practice of developing, implementing, evaluating, and disseminating effective interventions.