A popular mantra in Austin is the call to think bigger.
The new Dell Medical School is part of that movement. Its Center for Place-Based Initiatives is asking people to submit ideas aimed at “improving the health of vulnerable communities in Central Texas, especially those in Austin and other parts of Travis County,” according to a news release. The center plans to reach out to the community a couple times a year to submit big ideas. It is welcoming ideas from residents, community and organizational leaders, businesses, employers, and public and private stakeholders.
“People’s social and living conditions directly impact their health,” Paula X. Rojas, a licensed midwife and community organizer who helps guide the Community Strategy Team at the Dell Medical School, said in a news release. “That makes those living in a community some of the truest experts in the best ways to enhance the health of their community.”
People can submit ideas directly online or on paper. The instructions are available on the center’s website. Applications for this round of consideration are due by Jan. 6th, 2017.