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Information about CCPH
- What do you mean by community?
do you mean by community-campus partnerships?
do you mean by health?
do you mean by service-learning?
do you mean by community-based participatory research?
does CCPH do?
are you engaging in these activities?
are your members?
- Why do you sponsor conferences?
you have a geographic focus?
is CCPH funded?
What is CCPH?
for Health (CCPH) is a nonprofit organization that promotes health (broadly defined)
through partnerships between communities and academic institutions.
Founded in 1996, we are a growing network of over 1,200 communities and campuses
across North America and increasingly the world that are collaborating to promote
health through service-learning, community-based participatory research, broad-based
coalitions and other partnership strategies. These partnerships are powerful tools
for improving higher education, civic engagement and the overall health of communities.
What do you mean by community?
What we mean by community is dynamic
and inclusive; there is no one definition of community. Community need not be
defined solely by geography. It can refer to a group that self-identifies by age,
ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, illness or health
It can refer to a common interest or cause, a sense of identification or shared
emotional connection, shared values or norms, mutual influence, common interest,
or commitment to meeting a shared need.
Defining community in a community-campus
partnership is more about the process of asking and answering key questions than
about a strict definition of who is community or represents community: Are those
most affected by the issue being addressed at the table? Are those who have a
stake in the issue being addressed at the table? Are community members at the
table? Do they play decision making roles?
The purpose of the partnership
drives the definition, therefore each effort must ask for the definition of community.
What do you mean by health?
We view health broadly as physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual well-being and emphasize partnership approaches
to health that focus on changing the conditions and environments in
which people live, work and play.
What does CCPH do?
We are working to:
advance our mission and strategic goals by mobilizing knowledge,
providing training and technical assistance, conducting research,
building coalitions and advocating for supportive policies.
- Leverage the knowledge, wisdom and experience in communities and in
academic institutions to solve pressing health, social, environmental
and economic challenges
- Ensure that community-driven social change is central to the work of community-academic partnerships
the capacity of communities and academic institutions to engage each
other in partnerships that balance power, share resources, and work
towards systems change
order to achieve these goals CCPH coordinates programs and activities such as
those described below.
Consultancy Network - our training and technical assistance network
is comprised of individuals from higher education, health professions, and community-based
organizations who have experience, expertise and proven records of success in
important areas related to community-campus partnerships. CCPH consultants conduct
training workshops, provide consultation, and coach partnerships to fully realize
Conference - our annual conference is the premier training and networking
event for community and campus leaders who are building in community campus partnerships,
involved in health professions education or desire to improve the overall health
institutes - our institutes are for campus-based and community-based
health professions faculty who wish to integrate service-learning into their courses.
listserv - this highly interactive discussion forum has nearly 800 subscribers
from across the U.S. and increasingly the world. Submissions are timely, relevant
clearinghouse - our print and web-based publications include vital
information on service-learning, health professions education, principles of partnership,
community-campus partnership models that work, and much more.
Membership Directory - this password protected directory helps CCPH
members easily locate and network with other members in their region, area of
expertise or topic of interest.
Why are you engaging in these activities?
We are driven by these core beliefs and values:
- We view health broadly as physical, mental, environmental, social and spiritual well-being.
- We emphasize partnership approaches to health that focus on
changing the conditions and environments in which people live, work and
- We believe in the fundamental need for healthier
communities and the central role that communities play in their own
well-being. The power of shared ideas, resources, and experiences
will help us all create healthier communities.
- Creating healthier communities and overcoming complex
societal concerns requires collaborative solutions which bring
communities and institutions together as equal partners and build upon
the assets, strengths, and capacities of each.
- We are committed to social justice and believe in the power of partnerships to transform communities and institutions.
Who are your members?
members are a diverse group of individuals and organizations committed
to improving the health of communities through community-campus
partnerships. CCPH members are affiliated with colleges and
universities, community-based organizations, health care delivery
systems, foundations and government. Our members include
administrators, faculty, staff, students, clinicians, researchers,
educators, civic leaders and policymakers who come from urban, rural
and suburban communities in the United States, Canada and around the
world. They reflect the diversity of health professions disciplines,
including dentistry, allopathic medicine, osteopathic medicine,
nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistants, psychology,
public health and social work. For more information, click here. To become a member of CCPH, click here.
10. Why do you sponsor conferences?
The CCPH conference is the premier training and networking event for community and
campus leaders who are pursuing or are involved in community-campus partnerships.
Through active involvement in the conference, participants:
- Develop a deeper understanding of the principles of best practice of community-campus
- Establish a peer group for continued learning and information
- Make site visits to active community partners.
an opportunity to become more involved in CCPH.
- Leave the conference energized
year the conference draws more and more participants from across the
United States and increasingly the world. To find out more about our
next conference, click here.
For more information, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (206) 666-3406.
Do you have a geographic focus?
has members across the US, Canada and over a dozen other
countries. North America is our primary focus. We also
participate in and support global initiatives that relate to our
How is CCPH funded?
CCPH is funded by a variety
of public and private organizations, government agencies, philanthropies and individuals.
For a comprehensive list of our supporters click
Does CCPH maintain any listservs and how do I subscribe?
moderates several listservs related to current CCPH projects and topics of interest.
These electronic discussion groups are briefly described below. Please sign up
for as many as interest you!
- CCPH Member Interest
Groups are designed to mobilize CCPH members for collaborative problem-solving
and collective action around priority topics of shared interest. Each MIG has
a listserv to facilitate communication among its members. For information on subscribing
- The Community-Based
Participatory Research listserv was created through a partnership between
CCPH and the Wellesley Institute
to be a resource for sharing knowledge and experience and contribute to strengthening
the field of CBPR. To join, click here.
For more information on CBPR, click here.
Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) & Research Ethics Listserv
- established to continue the dialogue initiated by the 2007 Educational Conference
Call Series on Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) and Ethical Issues in Research
co-sponsored by CCPH and the Tuskegee Bioethics Center. The listserv is a resource
for posting questions and sharing information related to the ethical issues that
arise in CBPR. To sign up, click here.
For more information on CBPR and Research Ethics, including audiofiles and handouts
from the call series, click here.
- The CBPR Jobs Listserv makes it easier for those offering and seeking
CBPR positions to connect. If you have a CBPR position to announce - or
are looking for a CBPR position - click here
to subscribe. Click here to follow the CBPR Jobs twitter feed.
- The Cross-Institutional Collaboration to Improve Community Health Listserv
serves as a vehicle to discuss issues and post information and resources
related to the mechanisms, benefits, and challenges of cross-institutional
community-engaged work. Click here to
- Community Network for Research Equity & Impact Listserv: If you are a
community partner, we invite you to join the Community Network for
Research Equity & Impact (it’s free!) at http://bit.ly/XhMuY6
and you will be subscribed to the Community Network's listserv. The
mission of the Community Network is to ensure that communities have a
significant voice in decisions about research practice and policy, are
true partners in research, and fully benefit from the knowledge gained
through research. Community partners include individuals who are
community activists, community organizers, patient advocates or staff or
volunteers with community-based organizations or patient advocacy
Health Institutions as Community Anchors listserv was created to share information
and resources related to the multiple roles that health institutions serve as
instruments of community and economic development. To sign up, click here.
For more information on this topic, click here.
The Community-Engaged Scholarship listserv provides a
venue for sharing information and resources concerning the academic review and
reward system for health professional faculty involved in community-based participatory
research, service learning and other forms of "community-engaged scholarship."
To sign up, click here.
For more information on community-engaged scholarship, click here.
Service-Learning listserv sponsored by the National
Service-Learning Clearinghouse provides a venue for sharing information and
resources on service-learning in higher education, including health professional
education. As the Clearinghouse's senior program advisor for higher education,
CCPH frequently posts announcements about funding, conferences and publications.
To subscribe, click here.
For more information on service-learning, click here.
CCPH E-News listserv distributes a monthly e-mail to keep stakeholders informed
about our activities. CCPH members automatically receive the same information
as Member Highlights and do not need to subscribe. To subscribe, click here.
To read past E-News, click here.
Specialized Services and Support
CCPH provide training workshops related to service-learning and building community-campus
partnerships that are individually tailored to my needs?
do I request CCPH materials to distribute at a meeting or conference?
am working with CCPH as a consultant and/or mentor. Where can I find travel and
expense reimbursement forms?
Can CCPH provide training workshops related to service-learning and building community
campus partnerships which are individually tailored to my needs?
simple answer is yes! We offer high quality training through our regularly scheduled
service-learning institutes and annual
In addition, the CCPH
Consultancy Network fosters partnerships between communities and educational
institutions through high-quality and effective training and consultation services.
Our Consultancy Network is comprised of individuals from higher education, health
professions and community-based organizations who have experience, expertise and
proven records of success in important areas related to community-campus partnerships.
CCPH provides support and guidance for Consultancy Network activities, working
with the consultant you select for training to provide thorough and professional
training and technical assistance focused around your needs.
format of the training and technical assistance we provide varies according to
the needs of the individual or organization we are working with. Some examples
of the types of activities the Consultancy Network engages in include but are
not limited to the following:
- Workshops and presentations
held at the client’s location.
- Workshops and presentations
during conferences and training institutes that are sponsored or cosponsored by
- Workshops and presentations during conferences
and training institutes that are sponsored by organizations other than CCPH
addition, we offer telephone consultation (one FREE hour per year for CCPH organizational
members), on-site consultation (i.e. grant writing assistance), and meeting facilitation
(i.e. strategic planning meetings).
CCPH Consultancy Network
services are usually provided on a fee-for-service basis according to a fee schedule,
plus reimbursement of travel expenses where applicable. Discounts are provided
to CCPH members and to programs paying for services with federal funds. CCPH organizational
members receive one hour of free telephone consultatison with CCPH staff or a
Consultancy Network consultant as a benefit of CCPH membership.
more information about the CCPH Consultancy Network and the services we can offer
your organization, email email@example.com
or call 206-666-3406.
How do I request CCPH materials to distribute at a meeting or conference?
is happy to provide you with materials about our organization for any meetings
or conferences you may attend. If you would like CCPH materials sent to you, please
complete and return a request
form. If you cannot access the form please request one by email
(firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone at (206) 666-3406.
I am working with CCPH as a consultant and/or mentor. Where can I find travel
and expense reimbursement forms?
As an organization
CCPH highly values utilizing the talents and skills of our members. That is one
of the reasons that we have members and other qualified experts who work with
us as consultants and/or mentors on a regular basis. If you are working with CCPH
in such a capacity and have already agreed on travel and/or expense reimbursement,
you will need to complete the appropriate organizational forms to be reimbursed.
To access these forms you can go to our website and access the following web
If you have any questions please ask your staff contact or write to email@example.com
or call (206) 666-3406.