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.
September 23rd Webinar Explores Diverse Approaches to Community Review of Research. Join a free webinar on our new report, Redefining Research Ethics Review: Case Studies of Five Community-Led Models. Hear from community leaders who have developed community IRBs and research review committees. Learn the critical role these structures can play in ensuring ethical community-engaged research. Consider how your community might adopt or adapt the models described. Register today!
How Can Communities Ensure That Research is Ethical? The new report, Redefining Research Ethics Review: Case Studies of Five Community-Led Models highlights diverse approaches communities can take to reviewing, shaping and approving research before it has even begun. By establishing structured processes for research review, community organizations can assess and address individual and community-level risks, benefits and cultural implications of proposed research.
The report features firsthand insight into the ethical issues faced by diverse communities engaged in research, demonstrates how community-led models of research ethics review ensure protections for both individuals and communities and makes recommendations for community groups and other key stakeholders.
The main audience for the report is community-based organizations interested in developing or strengthening a research review process. By packaging the five case studies together, our aim is to provide a rich set of examples, promising practices, and key considerations that can inform their work.
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.