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Pitch Partners: Improving Equity

October 18, 2022
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Taylor Avenue Building, 600 S Taylor Ave., St Louis, Missouri 63110

Join us for Pitch Partners! This is an open call for projects focused on equity.  

Community organizations and researchers are invited to submit proposals for projects related to improving health equity. Focus areas may include but are not limited to:

  • Health education/health literacy
  • Immigrant and refugee health
  • LGBTQIA+ health
  • Maternal/child health
  • Race/ethnicity
  • Rural and urban populations

Four selected teams will present five minute pitch-style presentations to an expert panel of reviewers. Teams can use a variety of visual media, including but not limited to slides and videos.  Following each presentation, presenters will receive feedback from the reviewers, and engage in Q&A with the reviewers and audience. The event will end with a networking opportunity that allows presenters, reviewers, and the audience to share insights about the projects and begin developing partnerships.

Submit a project idea

Please email a one-page proposal with specific aims to Meaghan Bailey at by Friday, September 23, 2022. 

In your proposal include: 

  • Brief history of your group/organization or research 
  • Population served (community partners) or population of focus (researchers)
  • Need or problem statement with information/data that supports the statement 
  • Description of the potential solution(s) 
  • If you are looking for a partner, describe your ideal partner 
  • If requesting feedback, describe how researchers and/or community partners could provide guidance
  • Your plans to sustain new or ongoing community-engaged research partnership(s), including possible funding streams, partnership strengthening activities, etc.

Four project ideas will be selected. Teams will be notified by Friday, September 30, 2022. Selected participants will be invited to apply for a rapid seed funding opportunity. Participation does not guarantee a partnership or funding.


This event is free to attend and open to all. Dinner and refreshments will be provided.

This event will take place in person 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.

Directions & parking

This event will take place in person on the second floor of the Taylor Avenue Building on the Washington University Medical Campus. Entry into this building is accessible by WashU keycard only. We will have someone stationed at the front door from 4-4:30 p.m. 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


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.

This Pitch Partners event is sponsored by the Center for Community Health Partnership and Research at the Institute for Public Health and the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences.