MetroLab Network works to create partnerships between universities and policymakers to improve communities.
UNC-Greensboro and Guilford County have conducted a series of projects that represent the collaboration of five UNCG Departments and Centers and partners from community institutions and organizations including law enforcement, emergency services, government administration, and nonprofits to address important issues affecting the quality of life of persons living and working in Guilford County.
Each of the projects represent an independent investigation of an issue that will be linked through data sharing and collaboration with the goal of providing actionable results that can make a clear impact on the health, wellness, and vibrancy of our local communities. Importantly, the “living laboratory” model to be formalized in a partnership between UNCG and Guilford County will be used as a “blueprint” for identifying other community issues that can be solved through innovative research, development, and deployment (RD&D) and will lead to local and national extramural funding and research support.
Projects include Eviction Diversion Program (EDP), Screening, Brief Intervention, & Referral to Treatment (SBIRT), and UNCG Internal Coordinated Data Systems and Repository Project. People Not Property Big Data and Data Science Analysis.
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