Our Community, Our Health: Join a National Conversation

A panel discusses breast cancer research at an Our Community, Our Health forum
A panel discusses breast cancer research at the Our Community, Our Health forum on Jan. 12.

The Our Community, Our Health town hall series brings diverse communities together to foster an ongoing conversation among health researchers and community members. Each event includes an in-person audience and remote participation via a livestream, text and social media. Locally hosted events begin with a community reception and updates. Then, all sites and virtual participants join a one-hour, live-streamed discussion with researchers, experts and community members. Participants are invited to discuss health topics and related research with the panelists, encouraging a mutual understanding of health research and its impact.

Since April 2015, more than 16 national Our Community, Our Health events have featured conversations about such topics as high blood pressure, Type 1 diabetes, marijuana use among youth, breast cancer, colorectal cancer, lung cancer, mental health and women’s heart health.

Based on a concept begun at Washington University in St. Louis and expanded at the University of Florida by HealthStreet, Our Community, Our Health events engage people across the country through the Clinical and Translational Science Awards consortium, which is funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences.

Become a Participating Site

Our Community, Our Health events have featured researchers, clinicians and research participants from Clinical and Translational Science Award sites and collaborators. We hope you will join us, in person or virtually! To learn more or to become an Our Community, Our Health site, contact Tamara Lowrey, tlowrey@ufl.edu, (352) 294-4871.

Watch Past OCOH Events

For an updated list of recordings and announcements about upcoming OCOH events, visit HealthStreet’s website.