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Join CCPH staff and board members for A Celebration of Community and Culture in New Orleans, Louisiana! On Sunday, November 16, 2014, Community-Campus Partnerships for Health, the National Community Based Organization Network, the Community-Based Public Health Caucus and the Ashé Cultural Arts Center will co-host a reception. Don't miss this opportunity to meet CCPH's new executive director and mix and mingle with the CCPH board of directors, staff and partners. RSVP here!

Proposals due Nov 28 for C2UExpo! C2UExpo (Community, College, University-Exposition), is a bi-annual 3-day conference, showcasing the best practices in community-campus partnerships worldwide. C2UExpo 2015 will take place May 26-29, 2015 in Ottawa, Ontario. Review the Call for Abstracts and Presentations here and click here for information on submitting a proposal. As we did in 2013, CCPH is supporting C2UExpo in lieu of our own conference next year.

Just Published! Promising Practices: Community Engagement in Research Funding Announcements and Peer Review Criteria. This report examines the critical role that funding agencies can play in supporting community-engaged research. We analyzed 44 requests for applications from 22 funders to identify exemplary community engagement language, peer review criteria and funding mechanisms.




Featured Resources

CCPH has teamed up with Springer Publications to offer CCPH members a 25% discount on all Springer titles purchased by December 22nd! This month's featured book is Community Engagement, Organization and Development for Public Health Practice edited by Frederick Murphy. We select a CCPH member randomly to receive a free copy courtesy of Springer and this month, Kay Dickerson of OCHIN in Portland, Oregon is the lucky raffle winner. Take advantage of these offers - become a member of CCPH today!


Last month's featured book from Springer Publications was Methods for Community Public Health Research: Integrated and Engaged Approaches edited by Jessica Burke and Steven Albert.

Methods book


Featured Member

Melanie Stone is CCPH's newest Featured Member!
A CCPH member since 2009, Melanie is Assistant Director for Community Service Learning (CSL) in the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. The mission of the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics is to educate medical students and health professionals in ethics and professionalism while nurturing empathy and humanitarian values.

Melanie's background and experiences are in public health and education. She was trained in epidemiology, worked in public health research, served as a public school teacher, and now works with the community through a public hospital system and an academic institution. This experience provides her with the opportunity to encounter a great variety of public health issues, organizations and people. She has benefited from many community connections and networks, allowing her to grasp the big picture and better understand how to get things done through these connections.

She feels CCPH also has the ability to connect dots with academic institutions committed to service and that CCPH can bring together, highlight and catalog the best practices that exist at the individual institutions so that we all can benefit from them. Learn more about Melanie 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.