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Leveraging Local Expertise to Accelerate Health Equity & Improve Health Care Delivery

Join the Center for Community Health Partnership & Research for the next installment of the Know Your Level of Community Engagement lecture series. This session will highlight the St. Louis Integrated Health Network’s Network Community Academic Partnership (NCAP) which seeks opportunities for partnership between IHN community health centers and academic institutions. Faculty and research teams at St. Louis academic institutions should engage with NCAP to build strong partnerships with community health centers.

Attendees will…

  • Learn the goals and history of IHN’s Network Community Academic Partnership (NCAP)
  • Understand the NCAP proposal criteria and committee review process
  • Discuss some common pitfalls in community and academic partnerships
  • Review calls to action for an equity-based approach to community-academic partnerships

This event is free to attend and open to all faculty, students, researchers, community members, and organizations interested in community-academic research. Please register in advance.

About the Speaker

Amanda Stoermer, MSW

Acting Chief Executive Officer, Saint Louis Integrated Health Network

Amanda Stoermer is Acting CEO of the St. Louis Integrated Health Network, a $3 million safety-net healthcare nonprofit whose mission is to provide quality, affordable, and accessible care with an emphasis on serving the underserved. Amanda joined the IHN 10 years ago and her portfolio of work has included ensuring IHN programs are outcomes-based, collaborating with university personnel on research partnerships, and leading IHN’s equity in healthcare initiatives. She is a 2011 graduate of the George Warren Brown School of Social Work and a proud Cohort IV graduate of the Community Research Fellows Training Program which aims to increase the capacity for community based participatory research in the St. Louis region. Outside of work, Amanda loves spending time in her backyard hammock, exploring St. Louis City with her partner and loyal Basset Hound, and attempting to visit every National Park in the U.S.