Welcome to the Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP)
InCHIP is a multidisciplinary research institute at the University of Connecticut that focuses on the creation, formation, and dissemination of health behavior, health behavior change, and health intervention and prevention at multiple levels of analysis (e.g. individual, environmental, institutional, and societal).
Below is a quick overview of the resources, groups, and services you can access through InCHIP. Take a look at our services form to see what you are eligible for.
To get started and access our services become an affiliate.
InCHIP contains within it a number of groups and centers that cluster around specific topics or analytic methods. When you apply to become an affiliate, you can request to join any of these groups. If you are already an affiliate and wish to join one of these groups please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Obesity Research Interest Group
- Cancer Research Interest Group
- eHealth/mHealth Interest Group
- Interprofessional Research Interest Group
- Collaboratory for School and Child Health
- UConn HOPES (Health Outcomes, Policy, and Evidence Synthesis)
- BioCHIP (UConn Biosensor Center for Health, Intervention, and Prevention)
- The Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity
InCHIP’s services are all clustered around a core structure. Each core offers specific resources and services. If you are interested in accessing or learning more about any of these services a good place to start may be with the Boundary Spanners.
Boundary Spanning Services: The Boundary spanners can help connect you with any of the services offered through the cores, however; in addition to this the Boundary Spanners also provide the following services:
- Targeted research collaborator searches and team development
- Targeted funding opportunity searchers
- Promotional and dissemination support
To access Boundary Spanner services, contact: email@example.com.
The Intervention Core provides expertise and support to researchers across UConn, helping them design, implement, evaluate and disseminate innovative behavioral interventions. Successful interventions are a key step needed to translate health behavior research into actual improvements in people’s health.
The Biostatistics and Methodology Core provides members of the UConn community with the expertise and experience necessary to conduct innovative and statistically rigorous research. Members of the UConn community will be able to connect with a range of statistics experts, and to establish long-term collaborations for innovative health and health behavior research.
The Training and Development Core is a one-stop-shop for training, mentorship, research team development, and grant proposal writing to UConn investigators at all stages of their careers (from graduate students to tenured faculty).
The Community Engaged Health Research Core will assist UConn researchers with making linkages to community researchers and Community Based Organizations, provide guidance on how to effectively and cooperatively conduct community-engaged research, assist with community-engaged strategic and project planning, and provide resources about Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR).
If you work at a community based organization in New England and would like to connect with UConn researchers or our core, please contact Grace Morris.
- InCHIP Lecture Series: every year InCHIP hosts a series of lectures that features world renowned experts in health and health behavior research.Lectures take place on Thursdays at 12:30EST and are available in person and via webcast.
- The Training and Development Core will be hosting several training events during Spring 2017 including Workshops in February on how to draft a Budget and write a NIH style Biosketch.