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Autumn 2016

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Table of Contents

  1. A Message from Al Richmond
  2. Time-Sensitive Announcements
  3. News from CCPH
  4. On the Road with CCPH
  5. News from CES4Health
  6. Become a Member
  7. Keep on Top of the Latest News

Below are highlights for CCPH for the Autumn Quarter. Please join or renew your membership and stay connected to our events, activities and opportunities for engagement.

A Message from Al Richmond

Can you believe that fall is upon us? The landscape will soon be filled with the beautiful colors of fall - reds, yellow and oh, that amazing variation of orange.

As I reflect on summer, my mind drifts to August and my residency at the Brocher Foundation in Geneva, Switzerland. I, along with my partners, Giselle Corbie Smith, MD and Mysha Wynn, MS, joined others from around the world with an interest in the intersection of medicine and ethics in working on varied projects that highlight this work. Our project, funded by the Greenwall Foundation, and the partnership with Giselle and Mysha, in place for almost 15 years, has morphed into a very powerful and impactful experience for all involved.

During the research residency, the partnership engaged a diverse set of international stakeholders in a dialogue about the unique ethical issues that arise in engaged research and developed recommendations for review and conduct of this emerging scientific approach to public health and biomedical research. The work includes an iterative effort to elicit experiences and feedback from stakeholders invested in engaged research.

If there is a moral to this story, it is that partnerships should be viewed for their longevity -- not the short term benefit to anyone involved. The journey of partnerships is filled with highs, lows, and unimagined and unplanned events and experiences. It is all these things that not only text the power of partnerships, but shape the work.

As you contemplate your local work, I would encourage you to give thought to how you can partner with CCPH. At our May conference, we outlined our intent to advanve our 5 Core Pillars -- Leading, Training, Disseminating, Partnering and Convening. Pick one and let's start the partnership journey!

Time-Sensitive Announcements

CCPH is seeking Social Media Student Intern for 2016-2017 School Year! CCPH is looking to hire an intern with strong knowledge and understanding of the digital media landscape, including various social media websites. We are currently redesigning our website, and will soon launch a social media campaign. The intern hired for the position will need strong critical thinking skills in order to integrate into our vibrant and passionate team. We are very excited to share this exciting launch with an intern hoping to gain a ton of great online experience. Learn more about the position on our website! Applications due by Oct 24!

The Call for Proposals is now live for the 2017 C2Uexpo! Share your ideas at the C2Uexpo May 3-5, 2017 in Vancouver, BC where they will be celebrating and showcasing community-campus partnerships local, national and global that advance social, health, environmental, educational and collective strategies supporting transformation for the common good. Submit your proposals by November 13, 2016 for a change to showcase your partnership! Learn more on the official conference website.

News from CCPH

CCPH Board Member, Ann-Gel S. Palermo, MPH, DrPH appointed to Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion in Biomedical Education at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai! Dr. Palermo has been a member of the CCPH Board since 2011, providing invaluable leadership, guidance and support for the organization. We are excited to celebrate this prestigious appointment of our very own Dr. Palermo as Associate Dean for Diversity & Inclusion in Biomedical Education. Learn more about Dr. Palermo and her new appointment on our CCPH Board webpage!

The Clinical Scholars Program, a national leadership program funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation was officially launched with the selection of the first cohort of Fellows. The program is led by Claudia Fernandez, DrPH, Clinical Assistant Professor of Maternal and Child Health at UNC's Gillings School of Global Public Health, and Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD, MSc, Kenan Distinguished Professor of Social Medicine and Medicine and Director of the UNC Center of Health Equity Research. CCPH joins Academy Health and FastTrack Leadership as principal partners with the program. CCPH will support the program through developing a series of training modules and related educational material focused on community engagement and partnership development.

Over the next three years, the teams will take on complex problems in their communities, addressing the social factors that unerlie health from their perspectives as both health care providers and members of the community. Selected through a competitive process that drew many applications, participants receive program dollars to support their project work and tailored leadership training. They will continue working full time in their home communities and apply their new knowledge and leadership in their careers. Learn more about the program and CCPH's involvement on our website.

Webinar for Prospective 2017 Clinical Scholars on October 13! Program applications will open January 2017 and are due March 8, 2017. Our hope is to have as diverse an applicant pool as possible and that all potentially eligible candidates know about the new focus of the programs. A webinar for 2017 applicants to the Clinical Scholars program is scheduled for 10/13 from 3-4:30pm EST. RSVP here or contact Melissa Green at

On the Road with CCPH

Executive Director, Al Richmond, will be on the road this fall to various meetings and conferences across the U.S. See below for his itinerary. If you will be attending any of these events, be sure to say hello!

  • American Public Health Association Annual Conference, Oct 28-Nov 2, Denver, CO
  • Yale University Nov 9-11, New Haven, CT
  • Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Annual Meeting Nov 17-19, Washington, DC

News from CES4Health

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Disseminate Your Work through CES4Health! CES4Health peer-reviews and publishes products of community-engaged scholarship that are in forms other than journal articles. At, you can search for high quality tools and resources, submit products for peer review, apply to be a peer reviewer, contribute to the field of community-engaged scholarship...and ultimately the health of communities. Review Instructions for Authors and answers to Author Frequently Asked Questions to learn more!

Become a Member

This E-News is CCPH's Free E-Newsletter for Non-Members. We invite you to become a member of CCPH! Your modest investment allows us to continue to serve as a resource for service-learning, community-based participatory research, and community-campus partnerships more broadly that are working to achieve health equity and social justice.

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Save on registration fees for upcoming CCPH conferences and events!
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  • Tap into the CCPH Consultancy Network for training and technical assistance at substantial savings!
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