The 14th International Conference "Journey to Justice: Creating Change Through Partnerships" is Great Success in New Orleans!
The CCPH 14th International Conference, Journey to Justice: Creating Change Through Partnerships, sought to promote, support, and encourage partnerships designed to improve health by addressing social and racial justice issues.
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.
A Dynamic and Resourceful Network
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 welcome some of our newest members:
CES4Health is pleased to announce that Joyce (Joy) Balls-Berry assumed the role of Managing Editor on March 1, 2016. Joy will focus on managing CES4Health's submission and review processes including soliciting and reviewing submissions, coordinating the team of associate editors, recruiting and training reviewers, and communicating with authors. Founding Editor Cathy Jordan is transitioning to the role of Executive Editor. Cathy will collaborate with CCPH's Executive Director, Al Richmond, in setting the course for CES4 Health as well as serving as a spokesperson for CES4Health and community-engaged scholarship. Cathy, Al and associate editors Janice Bowie, Erin Kobetz, Kim Radda, and Lisa Rey-Thomas offer Joy a hearty welcome and congratulations!
Click here to learn more about CES4Health and the new Managing Editor!
UNC Chapel Hill Launches RWJF's Clinical Scholars Program
UNC Chapel Hill is leading the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Clinical Scholars program. Clinical Scholars is a new national leadership development program that prepares health care providers to build an inclusive society where health is a guiding value and all people live longer, healthier lives. The Call for Applications closes on April 19, 2016. Click here to learn more about RWJF's Clinical Scholars program.
CCPH's Principles of Partnership and Social Justice
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!