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CCPH 12th Conference

Community-Campus Partnerships as a Strategy for Social Justice: Where We’ve Been & Where We Need to Go

Community-Campus Partnerships for Health gratefully acknowledges the generous support of our Conference Cosponsors, Exhibitors, Advertisers and Supporting Organizations, listed below. Check this site frequently as new organizations are added as they are confirmed.

Cosponsors, Exhibitors and Advertisers are essential to the success of the conference by directly connecting participants to valuable programs, products and services. Funding raised through their financial contributions enables the full participation of students and individuals from community-based organizations and countries with developing and emerging economies. Supporting organizations provide in-kind support for the conference, such as helping to publicize the conference and organize sessions.

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St LukesOur major conference partner is St. Luke's Episcopal Health Charities, the area's largest charity focused solely on health and well-being. Joining CCPH in celebrating 15 years of advancing community health, the Charities has touched 15 million lives by directly addressing health disparities and strengthening communities through a collaborative, coordinated focus on health. The Charities has awarded grants to health service organizations throughout Southeast Texas. Charities' grantmaking is guided by research and collaboration. This allows communities to be transformed in measureable ways because the changes are initiated and supported by the communities.


KomenNancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure, which is now the world's largest breast cancer organization and the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer with nearly $1.5 billion invested to date. For more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure, breast health or breast cancer, visit the website or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is one of the premier cancer centers in the world. MD Anderson’s mission is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public. With a focus on research-driven patient care, the Center is committed to enhancing the quality and value of patient care throughout the cancer care cycle, and promoting research programs and educational programs through collaborative and productive relationships locally, nationally and worldwide.


Center for Healthcare Professionals, Coleman College for Health Sciences - Texas Medical Center, Houston Community College

One of Houston Community College’s (HCC) six colleges, Coleman College for Health Sciences is located in the Texas Medical Center, providing degrees and certificates in 20 allied health science fields and is home to the Center for Healthcare Professionals (CHP).  The CHP provides continuing education programs for licensed/certified healthcare professionals.


Concordia University, Nebraska is an academic and Christ-centered community equipping men and women for lives of learning, service and leadership in the church and world. Founded in 1894 by The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, Concordia University, Nebraska is committed to fostering collaboration and adapting to a changing environment while remaining faithful to their mission of excellent Christian education. 

The Institute for Community Engaged Scholarship (ICES)/Research Shop at the College of Social & Applied Human Sciences, University of Guelph fosters collaborative and mutually beneficial community-university research partnerships. ICES builds capacity for community engaged scholarship by strengthening faculty and student engagement with local, national and international communities of interest, addressing faculty reward development, and training faculty and students in knowledge mobilization. The Research Shop serves as a portal between community and university research needs. Faculty and students work with community organizations and individuals to identify and address social problems, and develop policies for positive change.


The National Library of Medicine's MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health’s web site for patients and their families and friends. The web site brings patients information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in formats that patients can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.


Benedictine University is a top tier university, offering small class sizes and the personal attention expected of a private university, while conveniently offering fully online degree programs to maximize students’ flexibility and mobility. Benedictine University’s online programs offer graduates the potential to advance more quickly and increase their earnings. The interactive online format offers the flexibility to complete coursework around busy work and personal schedules while earning a master’s degree from an established university.

US Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of University Partnerships. The Office of University Partnerships (OUP) facilitates the formation of campus-community partnerships that enable students, faculty, and neighborhood organizations to work together to revitalize the economy, generate jobs, and rebuild healthy communities. OUP strives to support and increase these collaborative efforts through grants, interactive conferences, and housing and urban development-related research.

The University of Texas School of Public Health (UTSPH) is dedicated to improving and sustaining the health of people by providing the highest quality graduate education, research and community service for Texas, the nation, and the world. UTSPH’s mission is to provide quality graduate education in the basic disciplines and practices of public health, to extend the evidence base within those disciplines, and to assist public health practitioners in solving public health problems. Each of UTSPH’s 6 regional campuses is strategically placed to meet the public health education and research needs of the diverse populations across Texas.


The Abramson Center for the Future of Health at the University of Houston was founded in 2005 as a joint effort of The Methodist Hospital Research Institute and the University of Houston College of Technology. The Center is based on the belief that, together, the institutions can more effectively leverage their strengths to transform the future of health through programs in translational research, education, and bioinformatics that empower individual patients to make the right health care decisions for themselves and their families.

The Community College National Center for Community Engagement seeks to enhance students’ academic experience through community engagement. They are a leader in advancing programs and innovations that stimulate active participation of institutions in community engagement for the attainment of a vital citizenry.

NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award Program is a national consortium of 60 institutions, committed to the improvement of human health by streamlining science, transforming training environments and improving the conduct, quality and dissemination of clinical and translational research.

Progress in Community Health Partnerships is a national, peer-reviewed journal whose mission is to identify and publicize model programs that use community partnerships to improve public health, to promote progress in the methods of research and education involving community health partnerships, and to stimulate action that will improve the health of people and communities. PCHP is the first scholarly journal dedicated to Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR). CCPH members receive a substantial discount on subscriptions to PCHP.

Texas Campus Compact is committed to developing meaningful campus to community partnerships with non-profit organizations. Texas Campus Compact builds the collective commitment and capacity of colleges, universities and communities to advance civic and community engagement for a healthy, just and democratic society.

The University of Texas Prevention Research Center (UTPRC) unites accomplished researchers and dedicated community leaders in a common goal: improving the health of children and adolescents in Texas. Their mission is to impact child and adolescent health through a collaboration of academic, public health, and community partnerships engaged in scholarly, community-based prevention research, research translation, and education.




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