Member Interest Groups

Member Interest Groups (MIGs) are designed to mobilize CCPH members for collaborative problem solving and collective action around priority topics of shared interest. Each MIG is chaired by a CCPH member and has a listserv to facilitate communications. MIGs are open only to CCPH members. If you're not yet a member of CCPH, join today! If you’d like to propose a MIG and chair it, contact us today!

Currently, CCPH has a MIG for members who are involved in the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). If you are a CCPH member and would like to join this MIG, click here.



The CCPH-CTSA MIG is an effective mechanism for individuals who are passionate about community engagement in the CTSA program to regularly convene, learn from one another and have their collective voices heard. Click on the links below to open a publicly-available document or presentation from the CCPH-CTSA MIG.

4/6/12: Response to NIH Request for Information on Enhancing the CTSA Program

9/28/12: Letter to NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) Director during his first week on the job

11/15/12: Response to NIH Request for Information on Enhancing Community-Engaged Research

12/3/12: Notes from call with NCATS Acting Division Director

1/24/13: Presentation to the IOM Committee

7/12/13: Letter to Chair, National CTSA Community Engagement Conference Planning Committee

8/8/13: Response from Chair, National CTSA Community Engagement Conference Planning Committee

8/22/13: Poster presented at National CTSA Community Engagement Conference

11/5/13: Presentation at the American Public Health Association conference on a Delphi study of community engagement in the CTSA Program

12/2/13: Letter to NIH NCATS Director on practical actions that NCATS can take to implement the IOM committee recommendations

1/22/14: Letter to the editor of the Chronicle of Higher Education, in response to an article about a possible change in NIH funding policy. The letter was published on 1/23/14

6/16/14: Letter to first NIH Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity to congratulate her on the appointment and highlight several issues of concern

8/22/14: Suzanne Schrandt provided an update to the MIG on PCORI at the CE National Conference in Baltimore

10/21/14: Jessica Holzer from Hofstra University presented on her article, “CE Strategies in the Original and Renewal Applications for CTSA Grant Funding”

10/24/14: Letter to NIH NCATS Director of Clinical Innovation with recommendations for the new CTSA RFA that was released on September 12. Dr. Petra Kaufmann provided updates on the CTSA program in November 2014

12/16/14: Trisha Pietrowski and her team from Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR) presented to the MIG about their CE External Review

1/20/15: Debbie Humphries and members of her team from Yale presented on the genesis and pilot results from the Community Research Assessment Tool (CREAT)

3/17/15: Melvin Jackson's presentation on his work with the North Carolina TraCS Institute

4/21/15: Presentation on Community Faculty model at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science

6/16/15: Albert Walker, Community-Academic Liaison at the Virginia Commonwealth University's (VCU) Center on Society and Health presented on his experiences as a community researcher