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!
Our Members Are Also 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:
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:
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
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.