Leaders in Field of CBPR to Kick Off Conference The opening plenary of the conference will feature an entertaining and informative "talk show" hosted by CCPH Board chair-elect Ann-Gel Palermo and featuring: Mei-Ling Isaacs, MPH, Administrator, Native Hawaiian Health Care System-Institutional Review Board Meredith Minkler, DrPH, MPH, Professor of Health and Social Behavior, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley Nina Wallerstein, DrPH, Professor of Public Health, School of Medicine, University of New Mexico
Register by April 23 for CCPH's 13th international conference! Join us April 30 - May 3, 2014 in Chicago for 4 days of skill-building, networking and agenda-setting! Register early for substantial savings and your first choice among 5 pre-conference workshops.
Registration is open for the 3rd National Community Partner Forum on Community-Engaged Research, April 29-30, 2014 in Chicago! The forum is offered as a free pre-CCPH conference event for community partners who are interested and/or involved in research as a strategy for health equity and social justice. Space is limited - register today to secure your spot!
We're Looking for our Next Executive Director! CCPH seeks an accomplished leader in community-academic partnerships and health/public health to serve as our Executive Director beginning on September 1st. With CCPH operating in a virtual environment, the person can be located anywhere in the U.S. Application review began February 24th.
Public health strategies to attenuate health disparities are most effective when developed, and implemented, with the guidance of community members. One such strategy includes building community capacity through training indigenous community members, such as community health workers, to make meaningful contributions to health disparities research in their own communities. The training manual Reconceptualizing the Role of Community Health Workers guides instruction in basic health research methods for lay CHWs. Developed by the Partners in Action community-campus partnership in Miami, the training is designed to augment the skill set of CHWs so that they may meaningfully take part in, and help to shape, public health research and discourse in their community.
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New Featured Member
Janine Jurkowski is CCPH's latest Featured Member! A long-time CCPH member and past work group chair for the Community-Based Public Health Caucus, Janine is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy, Management, & Behavior at the University at Albany School of Public Health, Albany, NY.
She recently completed an NIH-funded study that employed a Community-Based Participatory Research approach to understand and address childhood obesity among low income families, specifically families with a child in Head Start or Early Head Start in Rensselaer County.
Learn more about Janine 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.