Join Al Richmond at the American Educational Research Association National Annual Meeting, April 16-20 in Chicago. Al will be a guest panelist on "Academics/Activists Doing Justice on the Front Lines Locally & Globally: Stories from the Climate, Food, Environmental & Justice Movements." The title of Al's presentation is Achieving Authenticity in Community Campus Partnerships. Read more about it here!
Registration is now open for C2UExpo (Community, College, University-Exposition)!CCPH members receive a 15% discount on C2UExpo registration fees. If you aren't a CCPH member and you're planning to attend C2UExpo, join today. Al Richmond will be giving a keynote address at the Expo and CCPH will be presenting a pre-conference workshop on Tuesday, May 26.
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.