One of my colleagues recently returned from a conference very excited about cancer control activities that leveraged 2-1-1 as an intervention channel. United Way 2-1-1 (hereafter, 211) is a telephone information and referral system. 211 reaches millions of low-income and minority Americans every year and connecting them to locally available resources that can meet their basic needs.
I mentioned to her that we have hosted a few discussions (Recommended Reading: Research Collaboration with 2-1-1 to Eliminate Health Disparities; Let's Discuss: Tobacco Control Strategies for the Next Generation: Working for a Tobacco-free Future), a cyber seminar (Tobacco Control Strategies for the Next Generation: Working for a Tobacco-free Future) and a Featured Partner highlight (Erin Robinson, MSW), but given the number of recent presentations on the topic, this might be a good time to invite those of you who are working on projects related to 2-1-1 to talk about your experiences.
So, to get the conversation started:
- Tell us about your experience partnering with 2-1-1! What was the scope of your project? What made 2-1-1 a natural partner for your project?
- What were your lessons learned?
- Are there insights that you wish you had before you started your project?
We will be reaching out to R2R community members about this topic and invite you to spread the word as well.
I look forward to the continued discussion!