Early Bird Registration is Now Open for our 14th International Conference, May 11-14, 2016 in New Orleans!Join us in Louisiana as the conference, Journey to Justice: Creating Change Through Partnerships, seeks to promote, support, and encourage partnerships designed to improve health by addressing social and racial justice issues. Register by February 12, 2016 to receive Early Bird Rates. Stay tuned as we update the website with information on the pre-conference sessions and our guest speakers.
CCPH and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation! RWJF has awarded CCPH a $60,000 grant spanning seven years to help establish the RWJF Awards for Health Equity. The RWJF Awards for Health Equity is supporting a total of ten national membership organizations in finding and honoring individuals who are successfully using systems changes to address health disparities within their communities. CCPH will expand its focus to acknowledge partnerships to include community and academic leaders. Read more about the award here.
For nearly two decades, CCPH, our work, and that of our partners has bridged the chasm between communities and campuses across the country by supporting the development of scientific evidence that supports and upholds all those engaged in promoting health and well-being in communities. Far too many communities suffer from the crippling effects of diminished economic and social opportunities, making it difficult to lead productive and healthy lives. Our Principles of Partnership have served as a unifying framework that facilitates authentic partnerships between communities and campuses. Our commitment to social justice and health equity has grounded our work seeking to bring positive social change. The current climate in our nation cries out for authentic partnerships and demands that we respond to the current landscape of social injustice. Read our complete statement on Advancing Social Justice through Community-Campus Partnerships!
CCPH's 14th International Conference will be held May 11-14, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana and will bring together community partners, faculty members, students, funders and policy makers from around to the world to learn from each other and highlight partnerships and research collaborations addressing health equity through social justice. The CCPH conference is an inclusive learning environment where all are embraced for the knowledge, wisdom and experience they bring to the table. The Call for Proposals is Now Closed!
CCPH’s 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.
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.
Our Members Are Resources! One of the benefits of being a CCPH member is that you have access to our online membership directory and member interest groups. Get to know your colleagues who share your passion for partnerships and social justice and join the many individuals, students, and organizations who support CCPH's commitment to eliminating health disparities, changing faculty promotion and tenure, and increasing funding for community-campus partnerships. CCPH would like to thank these organizations who have recently renewed their membership to CCPH:
University of Wisconsin, Madison Collaborative Center for Health Equity, Madison, WI
University of Alberta, Community University Partnership, Edmonton, Canada
University of North Florida, College of Health, Jacksonville, FL
University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Miami, FL
Boston University, CTSI, Community Engagement Core, Boston, MA
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, TX
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Edmonton, Canada
Howard University, Washington D.C.
NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY
Christiana Care Health Systems, Wilmington, DE
Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford, CA
Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
Grinnell College, Service Learning and Civic Engagement Program, Grinnell, IA
Episcopal Health Foundation, Houston, TX
Gannon University, Erie, PA
University of Ottawa, Centre of Governance, Ontario, Canada
University of South Carolina, Women & Gender Studies, Columbia, SC
Galveston Island Communty Research Advisory Committee (CICRAC), Galveston, TX
Bethel University, St. Paul, MN
Universidad de L a Sabana, Chia, Columbia
UCSF, CTSI Community Engagement & Health Policy Program, San Francisco, CA
Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
UT Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
John Hopkins University, SOURCE, Baltimore, MD
Harlem Community & Academic Partnership, NY, NY
Mary Amelia Women's Center, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
And a warm welcome to our new organizational members:
University of La Verne, Office of Civic and Community Engagement, La Verne, CA
University of South Florida, Community Engagement and Partnerships, Tampa, FL
Center for Community and Population Health Improvement, Durham, NC
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR
Regis University, RHCHP Service Learning, Denver, CO
Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
UCSF, Preterm Birth Initiative, San Francisco, CA
Mayo Clinic, Office of Community Engagement in Research, Rochester, MN