Two trainings to prepare Extension educators for research and grant partnerships were designed, implemented, and evaluated. These trainings further national goals to address health disparities, gain partnerships in the health care sector, and support health extension. The workshop Are You Research Ready? prepares Extension educators to participate in community-based human health research. Evaluations indicated that attendees gained a self-assessment of research readiness and felt more confident to position themselves for grants. Program evaluations also showed that educators needed additional training on how to create partnerships. A second workshop, Are You Partnership Ready?, addresses this need, increasing participants' confidence and skills for engaging in research projects and building partnerships.
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Eschbach, C., Tiret, H., Carter, E., & Newkirk, C. (2021). Preparing Extension Educators for Community-Based Research and Grant Partnerships. Journal of Extension, 57(6), Article 12. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol57/iss6/12