You don’t want to miss out on the conversation on race and equity at the next Collaborative Cafe Series presented by the Center for Community Health Partnership and Research.
A unique community-academic partnership between WashU & Parents As Teachers organization is making an impact on families in the St. Louis region.
Submit a project idea focused on racial equity by Sept. 24 for a chance to present at the next Pitch Partners event!
The Center for Community Health Partnership & Research has awarded ten scholarships to individuals employed by local nonprofit and governmental organizations. The funding will enable staff to attend week-long professional development courses offered through the Brown School Summer Institute at Washington University in St. Louis. The scholarships support intensive learning for five consecutive days. Attendees can build new skills […]
The Center for Community Health Partnership & Research has funded two community-academic partnerships through two funding programs. Find out which partnerships were awarded.
Read part one of this two-part blog on environmental justice by practicum student, Katie Wiedeman, MSW candidate.
Read this blog post about environmental justice and its fight right here in St. Louis.
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.
The Center for Community Health Partnership & Research has awarded funding to two projects through its PDSS program. Read more about these community-academic partnerships!
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.
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.
In this blog post, read more about the concept of “informed consent” in research.
Join us for the next Collaborative Cafe to learn more about best practices for working with community partner advisory boards and other stakeholders.
The Center for Community Health Partnership & Research says goodbye to previous Community Advisory Board members and rings in a few more in 2023.
Two centers, community health workers and partner community organizations are rallying together to provide Covid-19 vaccines to area communities.
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.
Read more about new NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy.
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.
The Center for Community Health Partnership & Research offers a new resource page on how to establish and maintain collaborative relationships to meet community needs.
Does your organization have a language access plan in place? Read more why these plans are vital to the individuals with limited English proficiency.
The popular Collaborative Cafe series on Equity and Equity in Research resumes in June with dynamic speakers and relevant discussion.
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.
Read more about the current state of anti-transgender legislation as summarized by MPH candidate, Ola Adebayo.
An MPH student weighs in on the stress of academic life and the mental health crisis taking place on our nation’s campuses.
A new series on equity and equity in research examines how we achieve public health equity in health care and research.
Learn more about assessing and measuring your academic-community research!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
A study finds that multiple agency input and teamwork can enhance mental health treatment in the Latinx community.
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.
An article in the St. Louis American features several faculty scholars discussing vaccine mistrust.
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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?
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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, […]
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. […]