Part of our mission at the Center for Health and Social Policy (CHASP) is to facilitate interdisciplinary collaborations in order to make smarter, faster advancement in the efforts to reduce social and health disparities.
CHASP brings together interdisciplinary groups of stakeholders and experts to bridge gaps in knowledge and strengthen the exchange between academic and policymaking communities, centered around CHASP's three main focus areas:
- Ensuring Success in Early Childhood
- Building an Educated and Productive Workforce
- Creating Healthy and Safe Communities
The University of Texas at Austin is home to many research centers and groups, each full of scholars who are experts in their area of specialization. Collectively, we are an invaluable resource to researchers, students, organizations, and policymakers.
The Texas Early Childhood Community and Scholars Network (TECCSN) is a CHASP sponsored collaboration and composed of scholars in early childhood, pediatrics, and health at The University of Texas at Austin as well as local and state policymakers, and community non-profits.
The Adolescent Health Equity Initiative (AHEI) is a CHASP-affiliated group of scholars from The University of Texas at Austin and the community organizations focused on adolescence and health equity.
The Seton Healthcare Family-CHASP Research Collaborative combines the resources of a major hospital system with the resources and expertise of a nationally-recognized university. The partnership fosters interdisciplinary research collaborations to generate important new knowledge and guidance for improving health policy, health care services delivery, and health outcomes.