Community Engagement

Along with education, patient care, and research, community engagement is one of the four pillars undergirding CU Anschutz's 2021-25 Strategic Framework. For the purposes of this strategic process, community engagement is defined as: 

partnership and collaboration in alliance with communities for positive impact. This begins with our neighbors in the North Aurora community. We serve and partner with residents, small  and large businesses, schools, hospitals and clinics, ALL faith-based or spiritual organizations, non-profit organizations, those working and serving the Anschutz Medical Campus communities, and marginalized and oppressed communities (including but not limited to Black/African American/African, Hispanic/Latinx/Chicano, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Pacific Islander, Vietnamese, lower SES, LGBTQIA+, Disabled, Veterans, Unhoused, Tribal, Rural, Immigrant, Refugee). Efforts should support, unite, and drive pathway initiatives that positively impact the health and wellbeing of communities in mission-focused areas of education, research, clinical care, and community outreach and engagement utilizing shared decision-making and social values.

Strategic Priorities in Community Engagement Working Group 

The charge of the Strategic Priorities in Community Engagement Working Group is to:

  • Recommend 3-5 priorities of the CU Anschutz Medical Campus in community engagement for the next five years.
  • Based on those priorities, develop and recommend 1-4 initiatives and key performance indicators (with milestones) that will demonstrate success.
  • Consider the broader campus community to create an important impact on the future of our campus and our stakeholders.
CAMPUS UNIT OR FRAMEWORK THEMEREPRESENTATIVE
College of NursingScott Harpin
Colorado School of Public HealthCerise Hunt
Graduate SchoolBruce Mandt
School of Dental MedicineTamara Tobey
School of Medicine

Montelle Tamez
Kari Mader

Skaggs School of Pharmacy

Sarah Scoular
Megan Thompson

Budget and FinanceRyan Davis
Office of Information Technology (OIT)Sheard Goodwin 
Theme: Diversity, Equity, and InclusionDominic Martinez 
Theme: Mental Health and Holistic WellnessJenny Reese
Avelet Talmi 
Theme: Innovation

Ryan Nisogi
Matt Vogl

At-Large 
Community Organizer and Advocate, City of Aurora Omar Montgomery
Centers for American Indian & Alaska Native HealthJenn Russell
Community Engagement

Neil Krauss
Tessa Carlson
Gabriela Jacobo

Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Jameel Mallory

School of Medicine Janet Meredith