CES4Health was launched by Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) in November 2009 as a free online source of peer-reviewed products of community-engaged scholarship. CES4Health widely disseminates high quality products that can improve the health of communities and "count" in the faculty promotion and tenure process. Start-up funding was provided by the Fund for the Improvement of Post-secondary Education in the U.S. Department of Education. Continued support is provided by CCPH and the Office for Public Engagement in the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Administration at the University of Minnesota.
CES4Health peer reviews, publishes and disseminates products of community-engaged scholarship that are not journal articles - videos, curricula, policy reports, digital stories and online toolkits, for example. CES4Health is free, open access and does not assume copyright for any of the products it publishes.
Every product submitted to CES4Health is reviewed by community and academic experts who participate in a mandatory training to serve as peer reviewers. If the product is published, the Editor sends an email about the publication and the rigorous peer review process to people that authors identify, such as deans, department chairs and supervisors. CES4Health also tracks how many times a product is downloaded and can follow-up with users to find out how it was used - important data that can be included in promotion and tenure dossiers and grant proposals.
Visit CES4Health to search for products, submit products and apply to be a reviewer. The site also contains links to CES4Health webinars, presentations, papers and evaluation reports. Follow the latest CES4Health news on twitter.
CES4Health.info Announces New Editorial Team
CES4Health is pleased to announce that Joyce (Joy) Balls-Berry assumed the role of Managing Editor on March 1. Joy is Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and serves as the Program Manager of the Community Engagement in Research Program at Mayo Clinic. She is a psychiatric epidemiologist and health educator. She completed her formal education at Xavier University of Louisiana with graduate training at Washington University School of Medicine and The University of Toledo. She served as a post-doctoral research fellow at The University of Florida focusing on health equity, epidemiology, and biostatistics. Her work as a scientist centers on increasing awareness of the importance of thoughtful, collaborative research partnerships among scientists, potential study participants, healthcare providers, peer scientists, and the community. Joy has a passion for education, mentoring and curriculum design as well, particularly the design of innovative products of community-engaged scholarship.
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!