Community Research Fellows Training Program celebrates 10th anniversary, looks to future

Program alumni and university supporters recently gathered at Delmar DivINe to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Community Research Fellows Training Program (CRFT).  It is a 17-week public health research training course that equips community members with the tools and resources to examine and address regional health disparities.  Since 2013, 193 CRFT alumni across seven […]

Local non-profit professionals awarded Summer Institute Course Scholarships

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 […]

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.

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]