Events / Sustaining Community-Academic Partnerships

Sustaining Community-Academic Partnerships

September 8, 2022
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Taylor Avenue Building, 600 S Taylor Ave., St Louis, Missouri 63110

The Center for Community Health Partnership & Research presents a Collaborative Café around building lasting community-academic partnerships. Speakers will discuss sustainability of community-academic partnerships and strategies for ensuring long-term collaboration.

Attendees will:

  • Understand the fundamental aspects of successful long-term community-academic partnerships
  • Discuss barriers to successful partnership
  • Hear about the successes and lessons learned from real regional partnerships
  • Learn tips to plan for sustainability during the early stages of partnership

The Collaborative for Community-Centered Conversations ⁠— “Collaborative Café” ⁠— is hosted by the Center for Community Health Partnership & Research at the Institute for Public Health and Institute of Clinical & Translational Sciences. Collaborative Café offers opportunities for researchers and community partners to network, share experiences, and learn from each other.


This interactive, discussion-based event is free to attend and open to all faculty, students, researchers, community members, and organizations dedicated to advancing equity.

This event will take place in person in the Richmond room, located on the second floor of the Taylor Avenue Building on the Washington University Medical Campus. To promote safety and social distancing, space is limited and advance registration is required.

About the panelists

Sanaria Sulaiman, MA
Executive Director
Vision for Children at Risk

Aimee James, PhD, MPH, MA
Professor of Surgery
Washington University School of Medicine

Directions & Parking

This event will take place in the Richmond Room on the second floor of the Taylor Avenue Building. Entry into this building is accessible by WashU keycard only. We will have someone stationed at the front door from 10:30-11:30am to let in attendees.

600 S. Taylor
St. Louis, MO 63110

We will validate for parking for non-WUSTL/BJC attendees. Please park in the Clayton Avenue Garage or the Metro Garage. Learn more about parking on the Medical Campus.

The institute’s offices are just one block east of the Central West End MetroLink station.

COVID-19 precautions

Due to rising COVID positivity, the masking requirement has been reinstated on the WashU Medical Campus. Please wear a mask when inside the building

Accessibility Needs

If you have any accessibility needs, please contact Emily Hickner at We need to be notified at least five business days prior to the event to guarantee accommodation for interpretation and CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation) services.