The Community-Academic Aging Research Network (CAARN) brings together community and health system partners with academic researchers to conduct research to improve the health of older adults and decrease health disparities.
What We Do:
CAARN brings together community and health system partners with academic researchers to conduct research to improve the health of older adults and decrease health disparities.
What We Offer:
Provide training, venues for networking, assistance with grant writing, and resources to facilitate engagement in community-based aging research.
1. Increase partnerships engaging in aging research
2. Increase funded projects for community-based aging research
3. Improve the health of older adults in Wisconsin
Engage and listen to community stakeholders to better understand needs and priorities
Conduct research that is of interest, need, and priority to communities
Encourage academic partners to demonstrate humility, commitment, and understanding of communities by engaging in community-sponsored events
Build capacity by hiring from within communities and compensating community partners for their work
Respect, honor, be present in, and give back to the community