Co-production of actionable and applied science requires researchers and practitioners to develop close partnerships that can naturally extend beyond the life cycle of any one grant. This webinar will describe the development and sustainability of a collaborative research partnership between public health researchers and the New Orleans Mosquito, Termite and Rodent Control Board.
Presenters will discuss their experience co-developing research proposals, obtaining funding for research activities, and the application of research results to inform the public about rodent-borne pathogens in the city of New Orleans. Dr. Claudia Riegel, director of the board, will discuss how the City of New Orleans Rodent Control Board leverages partnerships with universities, NGOs, and private companies to expand their knowledge of rodent-borne pathogens and serve the public timely, accurate information on preventing rodent-borne diseases. The webinar will conclude with a Q&A period where attendees are invited to ask questions on all aspects of co-production and how to continue co-production activities beyond the life cycle of a grant.