Care & Well-being

The pressures and expectations that confront humans are constantly changing, and can become all-consuming. Amid efforts to be fully present, show up for others, and integrate professional and personal, how do we devote time and intention to care for ourselves, both in community and as individuals? Through programs associated with Care and Well-being, The Commons and collaborative partners will explore the ways in which we can better understand the practice and components of care and well-being.

Questions for exploration include:

  • How do communities make space for individual care?
  • How does research on care connect to practice?
  • Can stigmas associated with stress be overcome? And associations with selfcare be reimagined?
  • Who has access to services and institutions that provide opportunities for care?
  • What is the relationship between social justice and care?
  • How are the concepts of health and well-being the same/different?
  • What does care look like beyond systems of Healthcare?
  • How do the expectations in higher education compare to those in other realms?
  • How is the university a fertile ground for addressing these ideas?

Coming Events

Care & Well-being, Faculty Event, Graduate Student Event, Health Humanities and Arts Research Collaborative, Meeting, Public Scholarship, Research Communication
3:00-4:00pm Tuesday, August 11, 2020 Online / By Phone

This is the third monthly meet-up for the Health Humanities and Arts Research Collaborative.

For more information about the Health Humanities and Arts Research Collaborative, visit http://thecommons.ku.edu/health-humanities-and-arts-research-collaborative.

This Zoom gathering will feature:

  • an introduction to one early-stage collaboration
  • breakout discussions around core themes
    • Aging Populations
    • Climate Change / Natural Environment
    • Humanities-Informed Medical Training
    • Community Based Participatory Research
    • Me’phaa Language Revitalization
    • Health Disparities

For access to the meeting, please send an email to Emily Ryan, Director of The Commons, at eryan@ku.edu.

Of interest to:
Faculty, Graduate students, Researchers, Staff, Undergraduate Students
Care & Well-being, Discussion, Faculty Event, Graduate Student Event, Health Humanities and Arts Research Collaborative, The Future University
9:00-10:00am CDT Friday, August 21, 2020 Online / By Phone

Learn about the emerging Big Ideas Incubator & the Health Heartland Collaborative, a structure for building collaborative research teams with community agencies in connection with funding opportunities.

The Incubator works on a three-year cycle, focusing on one project at a time to build a network of faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students, and community partners.

The Big Ideas Incubator is co-directed by Dr. Katie Batza & Dr. Nicole Reiz.

Register here: https://kansas.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0rcO-sqTovGdT8BONPmGbJsS3ERWyMDvTI


The Health Humanities and Arts Research Collaborative is developing conversations around topics of common interest across disciplines and professions to respond to challenges related to health and well-being. The HHARC is a platform to:

Create connections across professionals and among researchers around affinities within the realm of health and wellness;
Connect researchers to funding opportunities around health and wellness; and
Offer a platform for collaboration around existing and emerging health-related challenges.

Of interest to:
Faculty, Graduate students, Researchers, Staff, Undergraduate Students

Past Events

Book Talk, Care & Well-being, Discussion, Public Scholarship, The Future University
12:00-1:00pm CDT Wednesday, August 5, 2020 Online / By Phone
Book Talk, Care & Well-being, Discussion, Public Scholarship, The Future University
12:00-1:00pm CDT Wednesday, July 29, 2020 Online / By Phone
Book Talk, Care & Well-being, Discussion, Public Scholarship, The Future University
12:00-1:00pm CDT Wednesday, July 22, 2020 Online / By Phone
Care & Well-being, Discussion, Faculty Event, Graduate Student Event, Health Humanities and Arts Research Collaborative, Public Scholarship, Undergraduate Student Event
12:00-1:00pm CDT Thursday, July 16, 2020 Online / By Phone
Book Talk, Care & Well-being, Discussion, Public Scholarship, The Future University
12:00-1:00pm CDT Wednesday, July 15, 2020 Online / By Phone
Care & Well-being, Discussion, Health Humanities and Arts Research Collaborative, The Future University
9:00-10:00am CDT Wednesday, July 8, 2020 Online / By Phone
Book Talk, Care & Well-being, Discussion, The Future University
12:00-1:00pm CDT Wednesday, July 1, 2020 Online / By Phone
Book Talk, Care & Well-being, Discussion, The Future University
12:00-1:00pm CDT Wednesday, June 24, 2020 Online / By Phone
Care & Well-being, Discussion, Health Humanities and Arts Research Collaborative, The Future University
9:00-10:00am CDT Wednesday, June 24, 2020 Online / By Phone
Care & Well-being, Health Humanities and Arts Research Collaborative, The Future University
9:00-10:00am CDT Thursday, June 18, 2020 Online / By Phone

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