GSEHD doctoral student Jessica Hinshaw (EdD, Human and Organizational Learning) is a Knapp Fellow with the Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service.
Knapp Fellowship projects integrate scholarly work in the student’s discipline with the design and implementation of a service project. Projects involve collaboration with a faculty member advisor and a local community organization or community members.
Jessica's fellowship project is titled, "Supporting Community Health Centers Build Climate Resilience." She is working with her faculty advisor, Dr. Maria Cseh, and community partner, The National Association of Community Health Centers, along with various local community health centers. Per her project's description:
Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs, also known as community health centers) are uniquely positioned to address climate change challenges and build community resilience. Unfortunately, both research and anecdotal reports from health centers show that they are unprepared and need more learning materials and learning/networking initiatives to address climate change. To respond to these needs and desires, this community-engaged research project will,
- Form a Community Advisory Committee consisting of FQHC staff and community members
- Conduct qualitative case study research to identify and understand how FQHCs carry out climate change mitigation and resilience practices
- Create a compendium of resources and opportunities for FQHCs to dialogue, learn, and collaborate with one another on climate change issues