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Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) is a nonprofit organization
that promotes health equity and social justice through partnerships between communities and academic institutions. 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.  Our strategic goals are to:

  • 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
  • Build the capacity of communities and academic institutions to engage each other in partnerships that balance power, share resources, and work towards systems change

Our members – a diverse group of over 2,000 individuals and organizations affiliated with colleges and universities, community-based organizations, health care delivery systems, student service organizations, foundations and government – are advancing these goals in their work on a daily basis through service-learning, community-based participatory research and other community-academic partnerships.   What ties us together is our commitment to social justice and our passion for the power of partnerships to transform communities and institutions.

By mobilizing knowledge, providing training and technical assistance, conducting research, building coalitions and advocating for supportive policies, CCPH helps to ensure that the reality of community engagement and partnership matches the rhetoric.

 

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Session & Poster Proposals due Sept 30 for our 2014 Conference! We invite you to share your knowledge, experience and lessons learned with hundreds of colleagues who - like you - are passionate about the power of partnerships to transform communities and academe. Click here for details.

CCPH-CTSA Member Interest Group Makes Recommendations for CTSA Community Participation.  The CCPH-CTSA member interest group has submitted recommendations to strengthen community participation in the annual CTSA community engagement conferences.  Read more here.

Manitoba Research Alliance receives CCPH Annual Award!  Selected from a highly competitive group of nominations from Canada, Australia and US, the Manitoba Research Alliance has for over a decade been bringing together academics and community organizations to study and promote solutions to inner city and Aboriginal poverty, ill health and social exclusion. Click here for details.

Community Leaders from Across the U.S. Call for Health Research Equity & Impact.  The Community Network for Research Equity & Impact seeks 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. Read about its Agenda for Action here.

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Featured Member: Ann-Gel S. Palermo has worked in the field of public health and medical education with a principal focus on issues related to social determinants of health using a community-based participatory research approach, health outcomes disparities, and healthcare workforce diversity issues.  A community activist researcher, she has served since 1999 as the chair of the Harlem Community & Academic Partnership (HCAP), a diverse partnership of community residents, and representatives from community based organizations, public health and academic organizations with a community-driven and action-oriented approach to health research and health policy that is based on the social determinants of health.  To learn more about Ann-Gel and her work, click here. To read about previous Featured Members, click here. If you would like to be a Featured Member, or would like to refer a colleague, please email us.

Featured Resource: Launched in Nov 2009, CES4Health.info has peer-reviewed and published over 50 diverse products of community-engaged scholarship including this one: Bridging the Communication Gap between Providers and Patients by Addressing Health Literacy in an Urban Immigrant Community is a health literacy toolkit that focuses on medication management in order to reduce medication errors in an immigrant pediatric urban community. The toolkit consists of a curriculum aimed at empowering patients to understand medication management, and a volunteer handbook that guides volunteer-health-educators, community health workers and medical providers in the use of this curriculum.

Follow the latest CES4Health.info news & products on twitter! 

      Join Us in Chicago in 2014! Our next major conference will be held April 30 - May 3, 2014 in Chicago! Early investors include core partners Northwestern Medicine & the University of Chicago Medicine and supporting partner, the Adler School of Professional Psychology. Click here for the conference page. Click here for a save the date flyer. Follow the latest conference developments on Twitter. Email us your ideas & suggestions!

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