1. Provide D&I consultation, training and collaboration to the University of Colorado School of Medicine (SOM), Children’s Hospital, Colorado Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI), and other colleagues as appropriate.
Activity: Mentor and provide training for new D&I staff, post-doctoral fellows and a limited number of K awardees. Mentorship and training priority will go to faculty and staff committed to careers in D&I.
Activity: Provide Consultation and collaboration on D&I methods for the preparation of research studies, grant proposals and scholarly papers.
Activity: Provide D&I related workshops, seminars and/or other training aimed primarily at ACCORDS, CRISP list-serv, CCTSI members and junior faculty, but open to our wider D&I network.
2. Enhance funding and impact of programs and proposals by integrating and testing D&I concepts, models and measures.
Activity: Partner with ACCORDS colleagues on proposals.
Activity: Consult on proposals and other programs of UCMS and Children’s Hospital colleagues.
Activity: Propose and conduct research to further elaborate and test D&I models (e.g., RE-AIM; dissemination) and assessment procedures.
Activity: To submit and conduct proposals that incorporate existing and explore new D&I methods and models.
3. Contribute to the D&I field by publishing and providing electronic and other practical resources for training in and application of D&I.
Activity: Publish D&I articles in high-quality journals.
Activity: Promote, revise and evaluate existing eBooks and develop additional eBooks.
Activity: Create, evaluate and disseminate online self-assessment tools and brief ‘checklists’ for applying D&I concepts and models.
Activity: Expand, revise and enhance ACCORDS D&I website resources, usability, and navigation.