Partnerships for Innovation
Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) is a nationally recognized source for its comprehensive experience in the field of health communication.
For more than 10 years, our projects have addressed numerous, consumer health, occupational health, school health and environmental health topics, including infectious diseases and biological threats…all in the name of improving human lives.
Some of our success stories include:
ORAU assisted with the development of the National Health Security Preparedness Index™, which measures and advance the nation’s readiness to protect people during a disaster.
ORAU is providing professional services to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to support its efforts in building and strengthening prepared and resilient communities.
ORAU partnered with DOE to support the development of additional Weatherization Training Centers in underserved communities across the nation.
ORAU partnered with the CDC to launch HealthCommWorks, which is designed to help health communication professionals develop and disseminate effective messages.
CDC awards a team led by ORAU with a $2.3 million contract to launch a campaign to promote the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.
ORAU developed the Virtual Community Reception Center, a 3-D, Web-based training tool that helps the CDC prepare public health officials for mass casualty radiation emergencies.
ORISE developed the Community Assessment Tool (CAT) for the CDC to help strengthen existing preparedness plans by allowing the health care system and other agencies to work together during a pandemic.
ORISE has played a key role in preparing to get the good-health message out to travelers throughout the United States and beyond for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
We develop and deliver train-the-trainer courses that increase awareness about health issues that impact minorities and underserved populations.
ORAU worked with the CDC to prepare healthcare workers to respond locally to mass casualties with potential radiological injuries.