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May 2013

CCPH Welcomes Five New Board Members!  Selected from among 53 applicants, we are delighted to announce the 5 exemplary leaders who began three-year terms on the CCPH board in May 2013: Rosey Hunter, Salt Lake City, UT; Zack Marshall, St. John's, NL Canada; Chioma Nnaji, Jamaica Plain, MA; Al Richmond, Durham, NC & Karriem Watson, Chicago, IL. Click here to learn more about them.

January 2013

Registration Open for CU Expo 2013! CCPH is again delighted to support this Canadian-led conference  showcasing community-university partnerships worldwide.  Plan to join us June 12-15, 2013 in Corner Brook, Newfoundland! CCPH members save 20% off registration fees.

Apply by March 4 for CCPH Annual Award! The award was established in 2002 to highlight the power and potential of community-campus partnerships as a strategy for health equity and social justice.  The 2013 award will be presented at the CU Expo international conference on community-university partnerships in Newfoundland, Canada.  For details, click here.

Join us on Feb 1 at 12 noon ET for a CTSA Tool Shop Webinar on CES4Health!  Editor Cathy Jordan will be presenting on CES4Health during this webinar sponsored by the NIH Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program. Topics covered will include: why CES4Health was developed and by whom, how to submit products, the peer review process, examples of products published & evaluation findings.  Access the archived webinar.

November 2012

CCPH Submits Comments on Enhancing Community- Engaged Research through the Clinical & Translational Science Awards Program!  The comments, submitted in response to an NIH request for information and signed by 28 CTSA community and academic partners, is available here.

Apply by January 7 to Serve on the CCPH Board of Directors!  We are searching for individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds, with a broad range of experience and expertise, a passion for community-campus partnerships as a strategy for social justice and the time and ability to contribute to an active board.  For details, click here.

2nd National Community Partner Forum! Community partners from across the U.S. convene Dec 5-7 in Washington DC to advance a health research equity and action agenda.  The forum seeks to grow & deepen a national network of community partners that has a significant voice in decisions about research practice & policy,  Key stakeholders from academia, government, philanthropy and the non-profit sector will join the dialogue on Dec 6-7.  For details, click here.

September 2012

Concerns about Future of Community Engagement in the CTSA Program. During his first week on the job, CCPH sent a letter to Dr. Christopher Austin, congratulating him on his new position as Director of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences at NIH and expressing our concerns about the future of community engagement in the Clinical and Translational Science Award program. The letter, signed by over 30 CTSA community and academic partners, is available here.

August 2012

Apply by Oct 12! 2nd National Community Partner Forum on Community-Engaged Health Disparities Research, Dec 5-7 in Washington DC.  The forum seeks to grow & deepen a national network of community partners that has a significant voice in decisions about research practice & policy.  For details, click here.

Interested in Refugee & Immigrant Health?  CES4Health has peer-reviewed & published 4 products of community-engaged scholarship in response to its themed call on refugee & immigrant health!  Click here for details.

CCPH Receives NIH Funding for National Collaborative Study of Community-Based Processes for Research Ethics Review.  CCPH has been awarded funding from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to conduct in-depth case studies of community IRBs and research review boards.   The study seeks to understand their role in ensuring the ethics and integrity of research conducted in their communities.  Click here for an overview of the study.  We are hiring a coordinator for the study.  Applications are due Sept 14.  Click here for details.

July 2012

How Can Communities Ensure They Have a Say in What Research is Conducted, How & By Whom? Read Community IRBs & Research Review Boards: Shaping the Future of Community-Engaged Research to find out!   Published in collaboration with The Bronx Health Link and Albert Einstein School of Medicine, the report highlights 9 community-based research review models, identifies cross-cutting points and critical issues, and suggests next steps.

May 2012

CCPH Conference Presentations Available Online! Click here to access slides, posters and handouts presented at our 15th anniversary conference in Houston!

Progress in Community Health Partnerships, CES4Health.info & Albert Einstein College of Medicine have released a Call for Papers and Products on the theme of “Maximizing Community Contributions, Benefits, and Outcomes in Clinical and Translational Research."  Submissions are due Aug 6. For details, click here.

April 2012

Community Health Partnership of the Heights in New York City Receives the 2012 CCPH Award!  The award, as well as two honorable mentions, were presented at the closing session of CCPH's 15th anniversary conference in Houston.  Click here for the press release announcing the award.  For more information, click here.

The paper Creating the Space to Ask Why: Community-Campus Partnerships as a Strategy for Social Justice explains CCPH's new mission statement and helped to frame discussions at our 15th anniversary conference in Houston.  We encourage you to read it, reflect on the questions posed in it & share your perspectives through Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or email.

Join Us in Person or Virtually for CCPH's 15th Anniversary Conference, April 18-21, 2012 in Houston, TX!   Hundreds of people from 38 states and 4 continents are registered for what promises to be our best conference yet!  Register online to attend in person, or join us virtually on Facebook. Twitter and LinkedIn!  Click here for the final conference program.

CCPH Urges NIH Support for Community Engagement!  In comments submitted on the future of the Clinical & Translational Science Award (CTSA) program, we urge the National Center for Advancing Translational Science (the new center that funds CTSAs) to make a strong & unequivocal statement of its support for community engagement – and then allocate the resources to back it up.  Over 30 community and academic partners, many involved in the CCPH-CTSA member interest group, contributed to the development of the comments and signed onto them.

March 2012

The March 2012 issue of the Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement is focused on community-engaged scholarship!  The issue includes 7 articles about Faculty for the Engaged Campus, a national initiative of CCPH in partnership with the University of Minnesota and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and 3 articles from the conference Community-Engaged Scholarship: Critical Junctures in Research, Practice and Policy, cosponsored by CCPH and the University of Guelph.  Click here to freely access the entire issue.

February 2012

Register today for March 8 New York City Community Partner Forum on Community-Engaged Health Research!  The forum will examine and address the challenges and issues that community partners in the New York City area face and enhance their knowledge and skills.  Click here for more information, including a link to the online registration form.

November 2011

Two new papers are available from the CCPH-supported 10-year follow-up study of the Health Professions Schools in Service to the Nation Program!  "Impacts of Sustained Institutional Participation in Service-Learning: Perspectives from Faculty, Staff and Administrators" in Gateways: International Journal of Community Research & Engagement & "Key Influences on the Long-Term Sustainability of Service-Learning in Higher Education" in NSEE Perspectives.  Click here for details.

September 2011

Nominations due Jan 16 for CCPH Annual Award! The award recognizes exemplary partnerships between communities and academic institutions that improve higher education, civic engagement, and the health of communities. Click here for details.

August 2011

CCPH & the Center for Community Health Education Research and Service have been awarded funding from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities for the National Community Partner Forum, Realizing the Promise of Community-Engaged Health Disparities Research.  Designed “by and for” community partners involved in community-engaged research, the forum is an unprecedented opportunity to share best practices, address concerns and form an ongoing network for mentoring and professional development. Applications are due Oct 3 to attend the Dec 6-7 forum.  Click here for the press release that first announced the forum.

Register Today for CCPH Co-Sponsored Learning Institutes at the American Public Health Association Conference!  Join us in Washington DC on Oct 29 for "Service Learning Models: Increasing Our Capacity to Eliminate Health Disparities and on Oct 30 for "Supporting Faculty, Graduate Students & Post-Docs to Succeed as Community-Engaged Scholars." Click here for more information and to register.

June 2011

Call for Products of Community-Engaged Projects in Aboriginal & Indigenous Health! In partnership with the Native Research Network, CES4Health.info is publishing a themed set of products focused on Aboriginal and Indigenous Health in 2012. Individuals from community and academic settings with relevant experience are also invited to apply to be peer reviewers. Reviewer applications were due Sept 1 and products were due Oct 1. For details, click here.

Journal Features Papers from 2010 CCPH Conference!  The latest issue of Progress in Community Health Partnerships features papers presented at our 2010 conference and an accompanying editorial.  As one of our publishing partners, PCHP offers CCPH members substantial discounts on subscriptions.

Critical Junctures Conference Report Available!  The Nov 2010 conference, "Community-Engaged Scholarship: Critical Junctures in Research, Practice and Policy," convened national and international leaders from diverse organizational and disciplinary backgrounds to consider what we know about community-engaged scholarship in higher education and its implications for future research, practice and policy.

May 2011

This Year's CCPH Annual Award Recipient Announced!  The Community-University Partnership for Community Development, Research and Training in Windsor, ON Canada has received the 2011 CCPH Annual Award in recognition of its significant contributions to community resilience, neighborhood revitalization and civic engagement in the City of Windsor.  Click here to learn more about this exemplary partnership!

Over 200 people attended the CCPH co-sponsored 2nd International Institute on Partnerships,  "From Reciprocity to Collective Transformation: Achieving the Potential of Community-Campus Partnerships," hosted by Portland State University, May 23-25 in Portland, OR.  Click here for more information.  Click here for slides and handouts for CCPH presentations at the institute.

Over 500 participants from 16 countries attended "Community-University Partnerships: Bringing Global Perspectives to Local Action," May 10-14, 2011 in Waterloo Region, Ontario. CCPH fully supporting this Canadian-led conference in lieu of our own major conference in 2011.  For details, click here.

April 2011

University of Guelph College of Social and Applied Human Sciences Endorses CES4Health.info!  In its template for assessing community-engaged scholarship, faculty are encouraged to submit products to CES4Health.info  for peer review by community and academic experts as one way to document impact.  Click here for details.

March 2011

CCPH Submits Comments on Proposed NIH Center for Advancing Translational Sciences. We applaud the NIH director's desire to move translational sciences forward and develop new models for turning discovery into health. The proposed Center could be a critical vehicle for doing so, but we are concerned that it focuses too narrowly on drug development.  Click here to read our comments and post your own.

How Do Community Groups Decide Whether and How to Participate in Research? The first paper from CCPH's study, “Understanding Community-Based Processes for Research Ethics Review," published in the American Journal of Public Health, identifies and describes 109 community groups with such processes in place.  Click here for details.

What Influences the Long-term Sustainability of Service-Learning?  The first paper from the CCPH-supported 10-year follow-up study of 16 institutions that participated in the Health Professions Schools in Service to the Nation Program appears in the latest issue of the Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning.  Click here for details.

December 2010

Special Journal Discount for CCPH Members! CCPH members can subscribe to Progress in Community Health Partnerships at a savings of over 50%, with a special renewal rate!  For details, click here

Nominations due February 4, 2011 for CCPH Annual Award!  The award highlights the power and potential of community-campus partnerships as a strategy for social justice. Self-nominations in English are welcome from anywhere in the world.   The award will be presented at the CCPH supported CU Expo 2011 conference.  Click here for more details!

November 2010

Join us for "Community-Engaged Scholarship: Critical Junctures in Research, Practice & Policy."  CCPH & the University of Guelph are cosponsoring this conference, Nov 4-5, 2010 in Guelph, ON Canada.  Click here for more information and to register online.

Register today for these CCPH co-sponsored Learning Institutes at the American Public Health Association conferences, Nov 6-7, 2010 in Denver: Building Bridges from CBPR to Collaborative Policy Making and Supporting Faculty Who Advance Social Justice through Community-Engaged Scholarship. Click here to register.

October 2010

Call for Diverse Products of Community-Engaged Projects Focused on Immigrant and Refugee Health!  CES4Health.info is publishing a themed set of products in Spring 2011, such as photovoice exhibits, policy briefs, toolkits, educational videos and podcasts.  Submissions are due December 1. Click here  for details!

September 2010

Handbook of Engaged Scholarship Now Available!  CCPH members save 25% on these 2 volumes co-edited by Hiram E. Fitzgerald, Cathy Burack & CCPH Executive Director Sarena Seifer and published by Michigan State University Press. Click here for details!

Attention Faculty Members: Are You Going Up for Promotion or Tenure? Tap into these CCPH resources designed to support community-engaged careers in the academy: The CCPH Online Database of Faculty Mentors & Portfolio Reviewers connect you with people who can offer advice and external review, and the Community-Engaged Scholarship Toolkit provides tips and tools for developing a strong portfolio.

August 2010

Donate Now to Support Community & Student Participation in CCPH! Thanks & kudos to CCPH conference participants who donated $780 for the Bobby Gottlieb Scholarship Fund! We're challenging CCPH members to match their contribution by September 10, 2010. All donations are tax-deductible and none are used for administration. Click here to learn more and make a donation.

Proposals due September 10 for CCPH's 2011 Conference! CCPH is fully supporting the Canadian-led CUexpo, "Community-University Partnerships: Bringing Global Perspectives to Local Action," May 10-14, 2011 in Waterloo Region, Ontario as "the CCPH conference."  Click here to learn more, submit a proposal and apply to be a reviewer.

June 2010

CCPH sponsored an Educational Conference Call on June 16, "CES4Health.info: Publishing Diverse Products of Community-Engaged Scholarship."  Speakers shared information about CES4Health.info, an exciting new outlet for publication, how to submit and search for products, how products are reviewed, and how to apply to be a reviewer.  Click here to access the call audiofile and handouts.

CCPH Conference Update! Over 500 people from 42 states and DC in the US, 5 provinces in Canada, Australia, Germany, South Africa, Sudan and the UK attended the May 2010 CCPH conference. Follow conference follow-up, reports and photos on Facebook and Twitter!

Over 100 people attend the June 2 Meeting, "Advancing a Canadian Knowledge Commons!" CCPH has joined with Community-Based Research Canada, the Canadian Alliance of Community Service Learning and Social Innovation Generation at the University of Waterloo to co-sponsor this free national summit on the role of knowledge in society.

May 2010

CCPH & the University of Guelph issue call for applications from Canadian universities ready to take on the challenge of developing & rewarding community-engaged scholarship.  Applications are due July 12.  Click here for answers to questions about the initiative.

CCPH Annual Award & Honorable Mentions Announced!  Congratulations to the Center for Community Health Education Research and Service (CCHERS) in Boston, MA, USA for receiving this year's CCPH annual award.  Click here to learn more about CCHERS and the 3 partnerships that received honorable mentions.

April 2010

Spring 2010 issue of Progress in Community Health Partnerships features the work of CCPH and our members!  Click here to access the issue. CCPH members save 20% on subscriptions. Deputy Editor Darius Tandon co-leads the pre-conference workshop, "Publishing & Disseminating Products of Community-Engaged Scholarship," at the CCPH conference in Portland on May 12.

March 2010

New Online Database Helps Community-Engaged Faculty Members Connect with Mentors & Portfolio Reviewers! Each faculty entry has demographic and biographical information, career planning advice and tips for preparing a strong portfolio. Search the database and/or apply to be listed! Click here for the press release about the database.

February 2010

CCPH Board Establishes Bobby Gottlieb Scholarship Fund! Recognizing Bobby's exemplary leadership as 2008-2009 board chair, and her commitment to CCPH as an inclusive organization, the board established this fund to provide scholarships for those otherwise unable to participate in CCPH events and programs.

Camara Jones Confirmed as CCPH Conference Keynote Speaker! Research Director on Social Determinants of Health and Equity at CDC, her work focuses on the impact of racism on the health and well-being of the nation. Click here for more info!

January 2010

Publication Opportunity! CES4Health.info peer-reviews and publishes diverse products of community-engaged scholarship, including training videos, online toolkits, policy briefs, partnership tools, etc. Submit a product or apply to be a peer-reviewer today!

Apply now to be listed in the CCPH Online Database of Faculty Mentors and Portfolio Reviewers! Applications received by February 12 will be processed in time to be included in the database's public launch on March 1!

AHRQ Highlights CCPH as a CBPR Resource! The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has released a program brief that highlights CCPH as a resource!

December and January Webinars Held on Communities as Partners in Cancer Clinical Trials! CCPH and the Education Network to Advance Cancer Clinical Trials sponsored a four-part webinar series that reports on findings and lessons learned from the the Communities as Partners in Cancer Clinical Trials. For details, including confirmed speakers and links to free online registration, click here.

December 2009

New CCPH Member Special Through December 31st! If you join CCPH before the end of the year, you'll be entered into a drawing to win prizes that include free books from our publishing partners - and receive tax benefits for the 2009 tax year!

The CDC Will Be at the CCPH Conference Next Spring in Portland - How About You? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - a leading supporter of community-based participatory approaches (CBPR) to prevention and prevention research in the U.S. - will be exhibiting at the next CCPH conference, May 12-15, 2010 in Portland, Oregon. Interested in co-sponsoring, exhibiting or advertising? Check out the many options available.

November 2009

CBPR Training & Consultation Available through CCPH! Looking for a training and technical assistance partner for your CBPR grant proposal? Interested in an evaluator to help assess the process and impact of your community-academic partnership? Planning to offer a training workshop in CBPR, service-learning or community-engaged scholarship? Need an outside expert to review draft proposals or training materials? The CCPH Consultancy Network can help!

Free online resource for publishing diverse products of community engaged scholarship now available! CES4Health.info's peer review process helps to ensure products "count" in promotion and tenure decisions and make a difference in communities. Click here to read the press release. Click here to submit products, search for products, and apply to be a peer reviewer.

August 2009

Elder Atum Azzahir is the CCPH Conference Opening Keynote Speaker! Elder Atum is Executive Director of the Powderhorn Phillips Cultural Wellness Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, which works to "unleash the power of citizens to heal themselves and build community." Click here to learn more!

The August 2009 issue of Metropolitan Universities Journal features 9 articles from CCPH's Community-Engaged Scholarship (CES) for Health Collaborative! The Collaborative focused on building capacity for CES in higher educational institutions, with an explicit focus on the faculty promotion and tenure system. Click here to read two free articles from the issue. Click here to learn more about the Collaborative.

July 2009

CCPH's 12th Summer Service-Learning Institute took place July 24-27, 2009 in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State. Click here for details.

June 2009

CCPH Comments on Proposed Changes to Canadian Human Subjects Research Ethics Policies. The Canadian subcommittee of CCPH's IRB-REB Workgroup on Community-Engaged Research has submitted comments on the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS). The comments seek to inform and strengthen the TCPS with respect to supporting community-based participatory research.

Sizabantwana Project from KwaZulu Natal, South Africa Receives 8th Annual CCPH Award! The award honors partnerships that are striving to achieve the systems and policy changes needed to overcome the root causes of health, social and economic inequalities. This grass-roots project, developed through a partnership between the University of KwaZulu Natal School of Psychology and twenty primary schools in the Edendale and Imbali township area, builds educator capacity to address psycho-social issues in their school communities. Click here to learn more.

CCPH Co-Authors Article on CBPR in Prestigious Cardiovascular Journal. The article, "Community-Based Participatory Research From the Margin tothe Mainstream: Are Researchers Prepared?" appears in the May 26, 2009 issue of the peer-reviewed journal Circulation.

CCPH Announces New Leadership. Cheryl Maurana, who has served as CCPH Executive Director since last August, has decided to return full time to her duties as Senior Associate Dean for Public & Community Health and Professor of Population Health at the Medical College of Wisconsin. The CCPH Board of Directors has appointed Sarena Seifer to lead the organization as Interim Executive Director. Read the full announcement here.

May 2009

Call for Photos Due June 5! CCPH is looking for photos of community-campus partnerships in action. To learn how to submit your photos, please click here.

New Report on Community-Based Dental Partnership Program! CCPH assisted the Health Resources and Services Administration's HIV/AIDS Bureau in writing this report which highlights the accomplishments of the program's 12 grantees. The program engages dental students, dental hygiene students and dental residents in service-learning partnerships that provide community-based oral health care to people living with HIV/AIDS. To read the report, click here.

March 2009

Join a blog discussion on the ethics of community-engaged research! CCPH senior consultants Sarena Seifer, Nancy Shore and Elaine Drew have posted an invited blog entry for Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research, a national professional development organization for Institutional Review Boards and others interested in advancing ethical research. Read the blog entry and post a comment!

Updates to the Community-Engaged Scholarship Toolkit! The toolkit is a resource for community-engaged faculty on how to make their best case for promotion and tenure. Over a dozen recently promoted and/or tenured faculty members have donated excerpts from their portfolios to the toolkit. Interested in adding to the collection? Email us!

January 2009

Implementation Partners Selected for the Communities as Partners in Cancer Clinical Trials Initiative! The initiative, co-sponsored by CCPH and the Education Network to Advance Cancer Clinical Trials, has awarded five grants to improve cancer clinical trial participation through innovative community engagement strategies. Click here for the press release. Click here for more information.

CCPH decides to cancel 2009 conference. Plans to offer lower-cost opportunities for professional development, dissemination and networking are underway. Click here for
details.

Faculty for the Engaged Campus Grantees Announced! Six universities are being funded to design, implement and evaluate innovative community-engaged faculty development programs. Click here for the press release. Click here for more information.

October 2008

National Call for Cancer Clinical Trial System to be More Responsive to Community Needs. A new report, Communities as Partners in Cancer Clinical Trials: Changing Research, Practice and Policy, developed by CCPH and the Education Network to Advance Cancer Clinical Trials (ENACCT) details recommendations for how the cancer clinical trial system can involve communities affected by cancer: from trial design - to implementation - to dissemination of research results. The complete press release, full report, executive summary and request for proposals are available at the project website: www.communitiesaspartners.org


Seed Grants Available for Communities as Partners in Cancer Clinical Trials! Deadline: December 5, 2008! CCPH and the Education Network for Advancing Cancer Clinical Trials (ENACCT) have announced a call for implementation partners, which will receive seed grants and technical assistance to support implementation their recently-released recommendations. The complete report, executive summary and request for
proposals are available at the project website at: www.communitiesaspartners.org

September 2008

New article on service-learning in public health! CCPH senior consultants Suzanne Cashman and Sarena Seifer have co-authored the article, Service-Learning: An Integral Part of Undergraduate Public Health, appearing in the September 2008 issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Visit the CCPH service-learning resources page to view the article. For more information on service-learning in public health, visit the Health Disparities Service-Learning Collaborative.

August 2008

New Report on Ensuring Community-Level Research Protections! Based on the recent conference call series co-sponsored by CCPH and the Tuskegee University National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care, the report provides guidance to ensure that communities involved in research maximize their benefits and minimize their risks. Click here for more information on CCPH's CBPR & Research Ethics Program.

The Summer 2008 issue of Progress in Community Health Partnerships contains papers from CCPH's 10th anniversary conference. CCPH members can subscribe at a discount. Click here to read the CCPH-authored editorial, Mobilizing Partnerships for Social Change.

July 2008

Audiofiles and handouts available from the Community Partner Educational Conference Call Series on Community-Based Participatory Research! Click here for more information.

June 2008

Journal Issue Advances the Ethics of Community-Based Participatory Research! The June 2008 issue of the Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics contains 8 articles that expore ethical issues in CBPR. Click here to read the introduction to the issue.

CCPH submitted a statement, "Realizing the Promise of Community Engagement in Research," in response to NIH's Request for Information (RFI): To Solicit Input and Ideas for Roadmap Trans-NIH Strategic Initiatives.

May 2008

CCPH Annual Award & Honorable Mentions Announced! The Partnership between the University of Pennsylvia and the Decatur Community Association is the 7th recipient of the CCPH Annual Award. Click here for the press release. Click here to learn more.

Teams from 20 campuses convened from May 28-30 for a charrette to design innovative, competency-based, campus-wide approaches to developing community-engaged faculty members. Click here to read an article about the charrette. Click here for more information about the Faculty for the Engaged Campus initiative that sponsored the charrette.

Just released: The Community-Engaged Scholarship Review, Promotion & Tenure (RPT) Package! This new resource describes 8 characteristics of quality community-engaged scholarship, and includes a sample dossier that shows how a community-engaged scholar may present his or her work to RPT committees. A group exercise simulating an RPT committee process can be used as an educational tool with RPT committees. For more resources, visit the Community-Engaged Scholarship Toolkit.


April 2008

CCPH Announces New Executive Director & Home! The CCPH Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Cheryl A. Maurana, Senior Associate Dean for Public and Community Health at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) in Milwaukee, will become CCPH's next Executive Director, effective August 1, 2008. CCPH will also begin operating out of its new organizational home at MCW at that time under Cheryl's leadership. To read the press release, click here.

Campuses Selected to Build Cadre of Community-Engaged Faculty! Faculty for the Engaged Campus has selected 20 colleges and universities to build a cadre of community-engaged faculty members through innovative models of campus-wide, competency-based faculty development. Click here for details!

The current issue of Pimatisiwin: A Journal of Indigenous and Aboriginal Community Health focuses on community-based participatory research and includes papers from CCPH's 10th anniversary conference.

March 2008

A new flyer highlights community-based participatory research resources available through CCPH!

February 2008

Draft Recommendations for Engaging Communities as Partners in Cancer Clinical Trials. Submit your comments by March 7 and help advance community-based participatory approaches to the conduct of clinical trials. Click here for details.

January 2008

New Report: Achieving the Promise of Authentic Community-Higher Education Partnerships: Community Partners Speak Out! The report includes proceedings from the national Community Partner Summit convened by CCPH, descriptions of the mentoring and policy workgroups that are seeking new members, and information about the Community Partner Listserv. Click here to download a copy.

Faculty for the Engaged Campus has released a Call for Applications for campus teams to participate in a Community-Engaged Scholarship Faculty Development Charrette! Applications were due March 17. Participating institutions are eligible to apply for subsequent grant funding. Click here for details.

December 2007

The report, Community-Campus Partnerships for Health: Celebrating a Decade of Impact, tells the story of CCPH and provides a detailed timeline of key CCPH events, activities and accomplishments over the years.

Are you a community member, community partner or community-academic liaison interested in connecting with your peers to build greater capacity and support each other in your work? In November and December, CCPH held two informational conference calls on the Community Partner Listserv and Community Partner Workgroups. Click here for details.

Nominations Due February 12 for the CCPH Annual Award! The award recognizes an exemplary community-campus partnership that others can aspire to. Click here for details.

October 2007

Join a CCPH Member Interest Group! Member Interest Groups mobilize CCPH members for collaborative problem-solving and collective action around priority topics of shared interest. Click here to learn more. Not yet a CCPH member? Click here to join today.

September 2007

The Community Partner Summit Policy Workgroup and CCPH have responded to two important National Institutes of Health requests for public comments. Click here for comments on the National Center for Research Resources' Strategic Plan, and click here for comments on the NIH Peer Review Process.

July 2007

CCPH's 10th Summer Service-Learning Institute took place July 20-23, 2007 at Sleeping Lady Mountain Retreat, Leavenworth, Washington.

CCPH Theme Section of the Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement! The latest issue features 4 papers based on presentations made at the 2006 CCPH conference. For details, click here.

June 2007

The 6-part Educational Conference Call Series on Institutional Review Boards and Ethical Issues in Research ran from February-June 2007. Handouts and digital audiofiles from each call are available online.

Call for Papers on Ethical Considerations in Community-Based Participatory Research! Papers were due November 1, 2007 for a special issue of The Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics. For details, click here.

April 2007

The CCPH Board of Directors issued a National Request for Proposals to serve as CCPH's organizational home. Letters of intent were due June 8. Click here for details. Click here for questions and answers on the RFP.

The Institute for Community & Collaborative Health is the recipient of the 2007 CCPH Annual Award! Click here to learn more about this exemplary community-campus partnership and the 3 partnerships that received honorable mentions.

Record attendance at CCPH 10th Anniversary Conference! Over 650 people from the US, Canada and 12 other countries attended the conference, April 11-14 in Toronto, ON Canada! To learn more about the conference, click here.

March 2007

Sarena Seifer will be stepping down from her position as CCPH executive director at the end of the year. Click here to read a memo from Sarena about her decision. Click here to read a memo from CCPH board chair Ella Greene-Moton about the board's plans for a seamless transition.

January 2007

Winter 2007 Issue of Partnership Perspectives Now Available! CCPH's peer-reviewed publication is a compilation of articles based on presentations at the CCPH 2006 Conference. Click here to access the entire issue.

Nominations were due February 16 for the CCPH Annual Award.  The award recognizes exemplary partnerships between communities and higher educational institutions that others can aspire to.

November 2006

New CCPH Member Savings on Journals and Books! CCPH has teamed up with publishers to bring members substantial discounts on journals and books in the field of community-campus partnerships!  For details, click here.

Developing and Sustaining Community-Based Participatory Research Partnerships: A Skill-Building Curriculum Now Available Online.  The product of a collaboration involving 9 partners in the US and Canada, this evidence-based curriculum is intended as a tool for partnerships that are using or planning to use a CBPR approach to improving health.

July 2006

Missed CCPH’s 9th Conference Held May 31 – June 3? Click here to view the program and daily reports from the conference.

June 2006

CCPH held its 9th Conference, “Walking the Talk: Achieving the Promise of Authentic Partnerships,” May 31 – June 3, 2006 in Minneapolis, MN USA. Click here for more information, including the conference program.

The REACH 2010: Charleston and Georgetown Diabetes Coalition is the recipient of the 2006 CCPH Annual Award! Click here to learn more about this exemplary community-campus partnership and the 3 partnerships that received honorable mentions.

April 2006

Twenty-three experienced community partners from across the U.S. convened for Achieving the Promise of Authentic Community-Higher Education Partnerships: A Community Partner Summit held April 24-26, 2006 at the Wingspread Conference Center in Racine, Wisconsin. Click here to learn more.

February 2006

12 Schools and Graduate Programs of Public Health Have Been Selected for the WK Kellogg Foundation-funded Engaged Institutions Initiative Focused on Eliminating Health Disparities. Click here to learn more.

January 2006

Nominations were due January 20, 2006 for the 2006 CCPH Annual Award.

Since its launch in June 2004, the Community-Based Participatory Research listserv has grown to over 2,200 subscribers who are passionate about CBPR! In the words of one subscriber, "This is the most responsive and generous listserv...It feels good to join a group that understands what it means to be a community." Click here to review a recent evaluation of the listserv. Click here to subscribe.

December 2005

CCPH exhibited at the 2005 American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting on December 9-14, 2005 in Philadelphia, PA. Presentations based on CCPH projects and programs included a continuing education institute (CEI) on “Community-Based Participatory Research (Part I): Developing and Sustaining Partnerships for Community-Based Participatory Research”; “Planning Ahead for Promotion and Tenure: An Online Toolkit on Community-Engaged Scholarship”; and “Current Trends in Faculty Recruitment, Retention, Promotion & Tenure.” For more information, click here.

October 2005

CCPH announced the release of the Community-Engaged Scholarship Toolkit, an online resource for faculty working to make a difference in communities. Click here for details. A webconference on the toolkit was held on October 13, 2005 at 1:30 pm EST/ 10:30 am PST. For materials from the event, click here.

Communities & Physicians Together, recipient of the 2005 CCPH award shared information about their partnership on a teleconference call, October 19, 2005 at 10 am PST / 1 pm EST. For materials from the call, click here.

August 2005

The Community-Based Participatory Research Skill-Building Institute for Partnership Teams was held August 5-8, 2005 in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State. For more information about the institute, click here for details. For more information about the Community-Institutional Partnerships for Prevention Research Group, the group who developed the institute's curriculum, click here.

Announcing a new initiative made possible by a generous grant from the WK Kellogg Foundation: Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities: Schools and Graduate Programs of Public Health Respond as Engaged Institutions. Applications were due October 10, 2005. Click here for details!

June 2005

Fourth Annual CCPH Award is Announced! CCPH congratulates Communities & Physicians Together as the 2005 CCPH Award recipient! To find out more click here. Communities & Physicians together will share more information about their award-winning partnership on a teleconference call, October 19, 2005 at 10 am PST / 1 pm EST. To register for the call, click here.

CCPH's 8th Summer Service-Learning Institute was held June 17-20, 2005 in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State. Click here for details.

May 2005

Just posted! Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Community-Engaged Scholarship. Topics covered include definitions, examples, funding sources and best practices.

April 2005

CCPH is recruiting new board members who will begin three-year terms in September 2005. Applications were due Monday May 9, 2005. Click here for details.

CCPH Website Users Survey! We want to hear from you! Help us make sure you're getting the most out of CCPH resources by taking a five minute survey about CCPH's website. To take the survey now, click here. This is an anonymous survey.

The April 2005 issue of the journal Academic Medicine features articles authored by CCPH staff, members and partners in a special section on academic-community partnerships.

March 2005

The Commission on Community-Engaged Scholarship in the Health Professions has released its report, Linking Scholarship and Communities. Click here to read the press release. Click here to order a hard copy of the report.

February 2005

Notes and an audiofile are available from the Jan. 28 technical assistance conference call for prospective applicants to the federal program announcement on Community Participation in Research. Click here for details.

CCPH Program Director Jen Kauper-Brown presented information about CCPH and our work to advance community-based participatory research at the Second Living Knowledge conference: Advancing Science and Society Interactions in Seville, Spain, February 3-5, 2005.

January 2005

CCPH has launched the Community-Engaged Scholarship for Health Collaborative. Click here to read the press release. Click here for even more details.

December 2004

Check out the new Clinical Prevention and Population Health Curriculum Framework published by the Healthy People Curriculum Task Force. CCPH has been serving as a resource to the Task Force.

Presentations and handouts are available from the Dec. 2 webconference on Community-Based Participatory Research: A Systematic Review of the Literature and Its Implications. Click here for details. Subscribe to the CBPR listserv to stay up on CBPR news!

November 2004

Nominations for the 2005 Annual CCPH Award are due December 8, 2004. Click here for details.

Third Annual CCPH Award is Announced! CCPH congratulates the Coalition to Care: The Galveston County Community Health Access Program as the 2004 CCPH Award recipient. To find out more click here.

Join CCPH at the American Public Health Association conference from November 6-10, 2004 in Washington, DC. The CCPH Member's Guide to the APHA Conference is your "cheat sheet" of sessions on community-campus partnerships, community-based participatory research and service-learning!

CCPH board chair emeritus Douglas Simmons was a featured speaker at the American Dental Education Association's National Minority Recruitment and Retention Conference in October 2004. His presentation focused on sustainable partnership models and CCPH's programs in dental education and oral health.

October 2004

CCPH and The Network: Toward Unity for Health are co-sponsoring an International Conference, OVERCOMING HEALTH DISPARITIES: Global Experiences from Partnerships Between Communities, Health Services and Health Professional Schools, from October 6-10, 2004 in Atlanta, Georgia USA.

Community-Campus Partnerships for Health: Making A Positive Impact is a new report from the WK Kellogg Foundation that offers pragmatic insights from diverse community-campus partnerships involved in the Foundation's Community Voices program. Click here to learn more about the CCPH project on which this report is based.

September 2004

Sign up now for the Community-Based Participatory Research electronic discussion group cosponsored by CCPH and the Wellesley Central Health Corporation.

CCPH and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council have just published A Guide to Community-Campus Partnerships for the Health of People Experiencing Homelessness.

August 2004

Sign up now for the service-learning electronic discussion group sponsored by the National Service-Learning Clearinghouse. As the Clearinghouse's senior program advisor for higher education, CCPH frequently posts announcement about funding, conferences and publications.

July 2004

In August, the CCPH staff held a retreat to reflect on our past work and consider our plans for the future. We're especially interested in your thoughts on how CCPH can best support you in your partnership work. Please email us your ideas and suggestions.

June 2004

CCPH and Toronto-based Wellesley Central Health Corporation have announced a partnership to promote health in communities across North America through community-academic partnerships. Click here to read the press release. Our first initiative is the launch of a Community-Based Participatory Research electronic discussion group. Click here to sign up!

CCPH and the Northwest Health Foundation have published a directory of U.S. funding sources for community-based participatory research.

May 2004

Take Your Partnership to the Next Level. CCPH offers a suite of training and technical assistance services to help you reach your goals. Click here for more information.

April 2004

The Commission on Community-Engaged Scholarship in the Health Professions seeks to highlight examples of how health professional schools and departments are currently recognizing and rewarding community-engaged scholarship. Click here to post information about any promising practices.

March 2004

The Commission on Community-Engaged Scholarship in the Health Professions met from March 3-5 in Washington DC. Click here for more information and a listing of the Commission members.

January 2004

CCPH testified at the January hearing of the Sullivan Commission on Diversity in the Healthcare Workforce. Click here to read the testimony. Click here for the executive summary of the Commission's September 2004 report. Click here for other health workforce diversity resources.

As of January 1, 2004, Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) has moved our headquarters from San Francisco to Seattle. For our new contact information, click here.

November 2003

Now Available: Summer 2003 issue of CCPH's Partnership Perspectives magazine. This edition includes a compilation of articles highlighting the skills, tools and competencies needed to transform partnerships "to a new level." Also features recommendations from various funding agencies and highlights from Dr. David Satcher's keynote presentation at the CCPH 2003 annual conference. Click here for ordering information.

CCPH teamed up with the American Public Health Association this month to offer a Continuing Education Institute on Advancing the Healthy People 2010 Objectives Through Community-Based Education. To learn more about the Curriculum Planning Guide on which the Institute was based, click here.

September 2003

New CCPH Consultancy Network
Formerly know as the CCPH Mentor Network, the new CCPH Consultancy Network provides high quality, customized training and technical assistance. Click here for more information.

Health Institutions as Anchors in Communities: Profiles of Engaged Institutions is a new CCPH project funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. To learn more, click here.

CCPH has joined with John Wiley & Sons and Jossey-Bass Publishers to offer discounts on books, journals and other media products. Click here to start saving today!

August 2003

Now Available! Advancing the Healthy People 2010 Objectives Through
Community-Based Education: A Curriculum Planning Guide.
Click here for details. Click here for an order form.

Now Available! Proceedings from The National Symposium on Community University Partnerships: Translating Evidence into Action, cosponsored by HUD's Office of University Partnerships and CCPH on April 26, 2003.

The Institute of Medicine has recently recommended community-based
participatory research as a core competency in public health.
Click here for a new fact sheet on CCPH's programs, projects and resources that support CBPR. For definitions, reports, CBPR course syllabi and more, click here.

June 2003

Call for papers on community-based participatory research for a theme issue of the Journal of Interprofessional Care, due 9/1/03. Click here for details.

May 2003

Second Annual CCPH Award is Announced! CCPH congratulates the Center for Healthy Communities as the 2003 CCPH Award recipient. To find out more click here.

The HUD/CCPH Symposium, Community-University Partnerships: Translating Evidence into Action, was held on April 26, 2003 in San Diego. Click here to view and print a pre-symposium discussion document and the symposium proceedings.

CCPH's 7th annual conference, Taking Partnerships to a New Level: Achieving Outcomes, Sustaining Change was held on April 26-29, 2003 in San Diego, CA. Click here for session descriptions.

April 2003

Are you involved in a service-learning partnerships for healthy aging? Click here for more details.

The HIV/AIDS Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration has contracted with CCPH to provide educational resources, training and technical assistance to grantees of its Community-Based Dental Partnership Program.

January 2003

CCPH announces Service-Learning Case Studies from the Health Professions Schools in Service to the Nation Program. These richly descriptive case studies not only share important "lessons learned," but they are also wonderful teaching resources for faculty development workshops and service-learning courses. Click here to view and print them.

CCPH announces four Regional Networks as a strategy for advancing its mission and providing greater value to its members. For more information click here.

CCPH is represented on a new national Healthy People Curriculum Task Force designed to fulfill Healthy People 2010 Objective 1.7, to "increase the proportion of schools of medicine, schools of nursing and health professional training schools whose basic curriculum for health care providers includes the core competencies in health promotion and disease prevention." Click here for details.

Now Available! A Toolkit For Achieving the Nation's Health Objectives Through Community-Campus Partnerships! Click here for more details.

Looking for expert advice on how to institutionalize and sustain service-learning? Need tips on engaging faculty, raising funds, finding avenues for scholarship, and other strategies for sustainability? Click here to view proceedings from CCPH's 2nd Annual Advanced Service-Learning Institute.

May 2002

CCPH announces first annual CCPH award recipients, click here for Press Release

November 2001

Dr. Lauren Clark, University of Colorado Nursing faculty, CCPH Member, and Partners in Caring and Community team member recently participated in a National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties Teleweb Seminar entitled, "Connecting the Dots Between Community Health and NP Education: Strategies and Concepts for Integration." More information on the Teleweb series, and the archived presentations, are available here.

October 2001

 

 
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