Al Richmond Announced as CCPH's Next Executive Director! The CCPH Board of Directors is thrilled to announce that Al Richmond, a nationally recognized leader in community-based public health and community-institutional partnerships, will become CCPH's next Executive Director on September 1, 2014. With over 25 years of experience in a career that has uniquely blended social work and public health, he brings to the position both vision and passion for partnerships as a strategy for health equity and social justice. The announcement concludes an extensive 6-month search process that began when founding Executive Director Sarena D. Seifer announced her decision to step down.
Announcing the 2014 CCPH Annual Awardee and Honorable Mention! This year's CCPH Annual Award goes to Food Dignity, a partnership of five community organizations, three academic institutions and one “action-think” tank that are building sustainable community food systems. Recognized with an Honorable Mention is the Crossroads Collaborative. Read the press release announcing both.
Are You Working to Develop Authentic, Equitable and Transformative Partnerships? Do You Want to Take Your Work to the Next Level? CCPH Can Help! For over 14 years, CCPH's Consultancy Network has been responding to requests from academic institutions, government agencies, community-based organizations and others seeking training and technical assistance tailored to their specific needs and assets. CCPH consultants have provided feedback on draft grant proposals, conducted training workshops, facilitated strategic planning meetings, conducted independent evaluations and given keynote presentations. Whether you are directly involved in community-based participatory research, service-learning or multi-sector coalitions - or are working to ensure the conditions are in place for such partnerships to thrive and have impact - we are here to support you! Please contact us to explore the options.
Janine Jurkowski is CCPH's latest Featured Member! A long-time CCPH member and past work group chair for the Community-Based Public Health Caucus, Janine is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy, Management, & Behavior at the University at Albany School of Public Health, Albany, NY.
She recently completed an NIH-funded study that employed a Community-Based Participatory Research approach to understand and address childhood obesity among low income families, specifically families with a child in Head Start or Early Head Start in Rensselaer County.
Learn more about Janine and her work. Click here to read about past Featured Members. If you would like to be a Featured Member, or would like to refer a colleague, please email us.