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.
Proposals due December 12 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.
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.