Faculty Scholar and Asst. Professor, Brett Maricque and team are working with Black Girls Do STEM to help local students understand the value of their own genetic data.
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Center funds two new community-academic partnerships
The Center for Community Health Partnership & Research has awarded funding to two projects through its PDSS program. Read more about these community-academic partnerships!
Forum on medicine, race in St. Louis features center co-director, Vetta Sanders Thompson (Links to an external site)
Vetta Sanders Thompson, the E. Desmond Lee Professor of Racial and Ethnic Diversity at the Brown School and co-director of the Center for Community Health Partnership & Research at the Institute for Public Health, will moderate a panel at the Feb. 25 Forum on Medicine, Race and Ethnicity.
Center calls for non-profit scholarship applications through March 10
If you work with a non-profit organization or government agency and want to learn more about grant writing, management, quality improvement or other skills, submit an application for a scholarship to attend Brown School’s Summer Institute.
Lessons from the life of Henrietta Lacks
In this blog post, read more about the concept of “informed consent” in research.
March 9 Collaborative Café: Working with advisory boards, stakeholders
Join us for the next Collaborative Cafe to learn more about best practices for working with community partner advisory boards and other stakeholders.
Institutes’ Community Advisory Board offers researchers “an experience they don’t want to miss”
The Center for Community Health Partnership & Research says goodbye to previous Community Advisory Board members and rings in a few more in 2023.
As variant cases continue, the Institute collaborates with community & university partners to provide 1,000 COVID-19 vaccines
Two centers, community health workers and partner community organizations are rallying together to provide Covid-19 vaccines to area communities.
Health inequities in endometriosis care
Practicum student Katie Wiedeman, MSW candidate, writes about diagnostic gaps as just one of the inequities in the care of this common women’s condition.
Considerations for data-sharing and community-engaged research
Read more about new NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy.
Center awards grants to three community-academic partners for cancer prevention and research
Through the Institute for Public Health Pitch Partners’ funding mechanism, three area cancer awareness and prevention organizations have been awarded grants that will help further cancer equity in the St. Louis region.
Center offers resource for effective & equitable project collaboration
The Center for Community Health Partnership & Research offers a new resource page on how to establish and maintain collaborative relationships to meet community needs.
Center helps promote the development of language access plans to benefit immigrants
Does your organization have a language access plan in place? Read more why these plans are vital to the individuals with limited English proficiency.
Collaborative Café Equity Series resumes in June!
The popular Collaborative Cafe series on Equity and Equity in Research resumes in June with dynamic speakers and relevant discussion.
Center awards professional development funding to community organizations
Each year, the Center for Community Health Partnership & Research awards scholarship funds to individuals working with non profits and governmental health organizations. Read about the 2022 scholarship recipients.
The contagion sweeping the nation: Anti-trans legislation
Read more about the current state of anti-transgender legislation as summarized by MPH candidate, Ola Adebayo.
Managing the college mental health crisis
An MPH student weighs in on the stress of academic life and the mental health crisis taking place on our nation’s campuses.
Collaborative Café features new series on health equity and research beginning April 8
A new series on equity and equity in research examines how we achieve public health equity in health care and research.
Center offers “Measures for Community Engagement”, March 16th
Learn more about assessing and measuring your academic-community research!
Center Community Advisory Board co-chair featured in People Magazine regarding rare disease
Doug Lindsay, co-chair of the Center for Community Health Partnership and Research Community Advisory Board (CAB), has a unique story to tell. His journey with a rare disease during his 20’s for which he helped develop two surgeries that would eventually save his life, is featured in a recent edition of People Magazine. Lindsay is a […]
Climate change is a public health crisis
Written by Ola Adebayo, MPH candidate and student worker at the Institute for Public Health There has been a plethora of unprecedented climate activity in 2021. This year we have seen global sea levels rise to a new high, months of rainfall occurred in the space of a few hours in China, levels of CO2 […]
COVID-19 affects everything: The increase in opioid-related deaths & initiatives
Written by Ola Adebayo, MPH candidate and student worker at the Institute for Public Health Overdose-related deaths have reached an all-time high with more than 96,000 people dying during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a 30 percent increase from 2019, the largest increase ever seen of drug-related deaths in the United […]
Research study and community collaboration become a “rich partnership and friendship”
For a disease that can be devastating to the lungs, the abstract medicine of words and knowledge cures much more effectively than a stethoscope. Christopher Prater WashU researchers and Vitendo4Africa say that a collaborative study funded by the Center for Community Health Partnership & Research has resulted in increased discussion, diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis […]
STL Area VPC promotes a “Safer Summer for St. Louis”
Center for Community Health Partnership & Research collaborator, VPC is offering a Pop-Up Event Toolkit for area organizations to help create safer spaces for youth this summer.
Study shows effective team approach to mental health services among Latinx community
A study finds that multiple agency input and teamwork can enhance mental health treatment in the Latinx community.
Center funds multiple projects aimed at violence prevention
In partnership with the University of Missouri Extension, the Center for Community Health Partnership and Research is working toward stricter violence prevention efforts in under-resourced communities.
WUSTL faculty weigh vaccine disparities/mistrust
An article in the St. Louis American features several faculty scholars discussing vaccine mistrust.
St. Louis Area Violence Prevention Commission Releases Statement on Policing and Violence Prevention
Written by Kim Furlow, Institute for Public Health The St. Louis Area Violence Prevention Commission (VPC) has released a list of recommendations for policing and violence prevention. The recommendations are the culmination of a year of community listening sessions, interviews with law enforcement stakeholders, and an online police legitimacy survey. This process has been part […]
COVID-19: Community Conversations
Across the world, COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is affecting the lives of nearly every single person. A special spotlight series presented by the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences, features conversations with diverse members of the St. Louis regional community regarding how they view the pandemic, and what strategies they use to thrive in this time of […]
Pitch Partners² Announces Seed Funding Awards
The Center for Community Health Partnership and Research announces seed funding for two public health-related projects through its Pitch Partners² funding mechanism. The selected projects are centered on community-academic partnerships to achieve cancer health equity. Community organizations “pitched” to a diverse group of stakeholders including fellow community organizations, citizens, and WashU staff at an event in the Pitch Partners series. There, […]
COVID-19: Setting Up Vulnerable Communities for Success
Julia López, PhD, MPH, LCSW, an Institute for Public Health Faculty Scholar, joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases in February, 2020 as Instructor of Medicine. Since then, she has become a champion of the Latin community, working to help provide mental health assistance and Spanish language guidelines on the do’s […]
Striking a balance: Violence prevention in communities
The Gun Violence Initiative at the Institute for Public Health turns five in April 2020. This blog is part of a special series related to the key themes of the initiative: What we know, what we need to know, and what to do about this critical issue. Violence prevention is both a science and an […]
Inaugural funding cohort announced for new Partnership Development and Sustainability Support Program (PDSS)
Written by Hillary Broughton and Leslie Roettger The Washington University Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences and the Institute for Public Health announce six partnerships selected to receive funding through the new Partnership Development and Sustainability Support (PDSS) program. This funding program provides up to $10,000 to community-academic partnerships for a 12-month period. It enables […]
Community partnership seed funding awarded
The Center for Community Health Partnership and Research and the Institute for Public Health have awarded two project teams with up to $7,500 each in Community Partnership Seed Funding. The aim of the Community Partnership Seed Funding is to foster and deepen community-academic partnerships. By invitation only, researchers and community organizations request funding to support initial […]
What is really needed to improve the health of Black women?
Do race and sex still play a part in the health equity of women of color? What is really needed to improve the health of black women?
Pitch Partners² Announces First Seed Funding Awards
Written by Kim Furlow, communications manager for the Institute for Public Health The Center for Community Health Partnership and Research announces $10,000 in seed funding for each of three public health-related projects through its Pitch Partners² program. The projects were originally “pitched” to a group of community members, organizations and faculty at a Pitch Partners […]
Henrietta Lacks and precision medicine: A discussion on key ethical considerations
Written by Hillary Broughton, manager (ICTS) for the Center for Community Health Partnership & Research Henrietta Lacks—a poor, African-American tobacco farmer—presented at John Hopkins Hospital in 1951 with stomach pain and bleeding. She was diagnosed with cervical cancer at the age of 31. She was too sick to survive, yet her cells lived on. The […]
Combining public health and rights-based approaches to address violence
Written by Poli Rijos, MSW, manager for the Center for Community Health Partnership & Research at the Institute for Public Health In early June, I spent eight days in El Salvador. Funding from the Institute for Public Health, the Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion, and my family gave me the opportunity to attend Global […]
Removing barriers to make research more meaningful and inclusive
Written by Robert Doyle, data coordinator for the REACH Initiative at the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research/Center for Community Health Partnership & Research at the Institute for Public Health Diversity of participation in National Institute of Health (NIH) research became a mandate with the NIH Revitalization Act of 1993, yet nearly 25 years later, […]
Health research matters to me
Written by Kym Radford, outreach coordinator for the REACH Initiative at the Institute for Clinical & Translational Sciences/Center for Community Health Partnership & Research at the Institute for Public Health Research matters to me. In the late 2000s, a study conducted at Washington University was instrumental in the early detection and confirmation of Alzheimer’s disease—a […]
Levels and strategies for community-engaged research
Community engagement involves conversations, sharing of insights and diverse perspectives that allow consensual problem identification among defined constituencies. Advocacy for identified issues is achieved through coalition and consensus building, constituency and community outreach and networking, communication including negotiation, grassroots organizing, as well as efforts related to organizational development (Adler & Goggin, 2016; Zakus & Lysack, […]
Moving beyond mental illness to mental health and wellbeing
When the conversation moves to mental health, there is a tendency to think about diagnostic categories. This is largely the result of an emphasis on mental illness in public funding for the mental health system. Given limited dollars and resources, we focus on those with critical needs, individuals with serious mental illness. Diseases such as […]
The Center for Community Health Partnership and Research is supporting Environment Missouri’s efforts to address the public health effects of global warming. This support includes getting the word out to community-based organizations and community members concerned about the health risks associated with global warming and global warming related pollution. The planet is the hottest it has been in 115,000 years. […]
Speed networking for community health
The Institute for Public Health’s Center for Community Health Partnership and Research hosted a speed networking for community health event on June 17. The event drew participants from diverse organizations working with residents of St. Louis city and county and Illinois. The 18 organizations included those addressing clinical healthcare needs, general health and wellness, and healthcare and public health workforce […]
The Center for Community Health Partnership and Research is supporting the fast moving initiative Tobacco 21/STL. Support includes getting the word out to community-based organizations and community members concerned about the health risks for kids and young adults related to tobacco use. Tobacco 21/STL is a movement spreading across the state of Missouri. Kansas City and Columbia, […]
Get to know the Center for Community Health Partnership & Research co-directors
Written by April Houston, MSW/MPH, graduate student at Washington University in St. Louis; and Hilary Broughton, MSW, co-manager of the Center for Community Health Partnership & Research The Center for Community Health Partnership & Research—a joint endeavor of the Institute for Public Health and the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences at Washington University in […]
Community health – An idea first developed by Mother Nature
If a creature from outer space came to Earth wanting to collect a specimen capable of disrupting and destroying the health of its own community, pretty much any human would do. If that same creature also wanted to study a living being that ensured the health and wellness of its community, pretty much any animal […]
After two years, ‘For the Sake of All’ continues to push for action and outcomes
Written by Jason Q. Purnell, PhD, associate professor in the Brown School When the For the Sake of All report was released two years ago chronicling the significant racial disparities in health and other life outcomes in the St. Louis region, there was much concern about the report collecting dust. We have worked hard to […]
Keys to community health partnerships: Lessons learned at Becker Library
Over the years, the Becker Medical Library at Washington University School of Medicine has worked with various institutions and programs across the St. Louis metro area to provide credible health information resources to the community. Our projects have included training public school librarians on reliable health information resources, working with community health fellows on campus, […]
Enhanced Cultural and Linguistic Services standards: Not just language anymore
In 1997, the Office of Minority Health (OMH) undertook the development of national standards to provide organizations and providers with guidance on the implementation of culturally and linguistically appropriate services. Three years later, the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care (CLAS) were entered into the Federal Register . […]