The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) helps government agencies tackle public health issues by building solid networks of citizens, community organizations and other stakeholders involved with health promotion and outreach programs.
Because putting together a consortium can help increase knowledge, provide a needed service or resource, or achieve a common objective, ORISE assists government agencies and organizations in engaging the right groups of people to address public health challenges.
Consortium members benefit through shared resources and expertise, as well as gain insight from community leaders and organizations that understand how to best communicate with the audiences that are being targeted for outreach.
To better assist agencies in their partnership development efforts, ORISE maintains a solid network of partners, including:
- Colleges and universities, including Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Education Institutions
- Faith-based organizations
- Tribal populations
- Professional societies