Applications are due Monday, Feb 16, 2015 for the Community-Campus Partnerships for Health Annual Award! Exemplary partnerships from anywhere in the world that are striving to overcome the root causes of health, social, environmental, and economic inequalities are invited to apply for our annual award. The award will be presented at C2UExpo in Ottawa, Ontario, May 26-29, 2015. Read the call for applications or if you have questions, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants will be notified no later than March 30th regarding whether or not their partnership has been selected for the award. We encourage any non-Canadian applicants to have a passport ready.
Save the Date: CCPH’s 2016 International Conference, May 11-14, 2016, New Orleans, Louisiana! New Orleans is a vibrant, exceptional city dedicated to improving the health of its communities through robust, effective community and academic partnerships, focused on a wide range of health equity and social justice issues. Last month, the CCPH Board of Directors and several staff members were in New Orleans and had the opportunity to co-host a community reception, where we met the members and leadership of many local organizations and institutions. We received an incredibly warm welcome & the energy in the room only boosted our excitement to bring the CCPH conference to New Orleans! Start planning now to attend our 2016 conference and stay tuned for details.
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.
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.