CARAN Summer Institute: Designing Research for Action

The Colorado Applied Research and Action Network (CARAN), a program of the Colorado Evaluation and Action Lab, invites early career faculty to consider attending a full-day institute on designing research for action on June 12th at the University of Denver.

The goal of the CARAN Institute is to move a research agenda beyond fulfilling gaps in the literature to driving social or health policy and practice. The day will focus on strategies to tailor research questions, analyses, and timelines to match the priorities of the executive, judicial, and legislative branches of state and local governments – so that research is designed for action!

Attendees can expect to:

·         Discover the best strategies to align research activities with cross-system social and health policy research questions generated by Colorado state agencies; topic areas are expected to include:

o   Early Childhood Education and Well-Being

o   Prevention and Early Intervention for Child Welfare and/or Justice-Involved Youth

o   Recidivism Reduction for Adults and Juveniles

o   Healthcare Cost Reduction

·         Hear from a panel of state agency leaders and policymakers to discuss how to engage government partners so that research findings have direct application to policy or practice

·         Learn about the Linked Information Network of Colorado (LINC), a new way to routinely and securely connect information across participating state agencies for research and analytics projects

·         Connect with communications experts about how to create strategic communications plans for research by considering target audiences and identifying the methods, tactics, and messengers best able to reach them

·         Engage in conversations about balancing professional expectations and applied work

To sign up and for more information, click here.