Applications were due Monday, Feb 16, 2015 for the Community-Campus Partnerships for Health Annual Award. We've received many excellent applications for the annual award and are in the process of reviewing them. The award will be presented at C2UExpo in Ottawa, Ontario, May 26-29, 2015 so we hope to see you there!
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.
CCPH’s newest Featured Member is Gail Newton! Gail is Director of Community Health Partnerships, Center for Community Health at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC). Community health is an important mission of URMC along with patient care, education, research and service outreach programs. Gail has been facilitating partnerships between communities and academia for the past thirteen years at Rochester and at the Medical College of Wisconsin prior to that. During the nineteen years in total that she has been involved in community-campus partnerships and an active member of CCPH since 1997, Gail’s guiding philosophy has been to “listen more” and “talk less” at community tables relying on CCPH’s Principles of Partnership to advise her work. Gail has also chaired the CCPH-CTSA Member Interest Group for several years and is a wonderful leader committed to inclusion, capacity building, and sharing openly.
Gail mentions the significance of her Rochester locale and its efforts to improve the health of its community since the history of the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) dates back to the Medical Center’s official benefactor, George Eastman, founder of the Eastman Kodak Company. In the early 1900s, Eastman agreed to fund a medical school with the caveat that the school use its skills and talents “to make Rochester one of the healthiest communities in the world.” The building that the Center for Community Health is located is named after George Eastman and his lofty vision was for Rochester to be the healthiest city in the world.
Learn more about Gail and her work or 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.