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Call for Proposals! Center seeks project ideas centering on racial equity

The Center for Community Health Partnership and Research is now accepting project ideas for its upcoming Pitch Partners: Centering Racial Equity event, Oct. 11. Submissions are due by Sept. 24. The theme of this event broadly surrounds racial equity however, the center invites project proposals that address all determinants of health.

The event is supported by the Center for Community Health Partnership and Research at the Institute for Public Health and the Institute of Clinical & Translational Sciences, with additional support from the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity.

Community partners and university faculty can submit ideas for research projects, program expansions, program evaluations, new interventions, and other projects related to furthering racial equity in the greater St. Louis region. “Community partners” include health and social service providers, faith organizations, neighborhood groups, non-profit organizations, public health agencies, and others who live and work within St. Louis’ many communities. Community partners may work with specific groups or geographic areas, or broadly serve the entire region.

At Pitch Partners, up to five (5) selected individuals and/or teams present five-minute, pitch-style presentations to a panel of reviewers. Following each pitch, presenters will hear feedback from the panel and participate in an audience Q&A. The event will end in breakout rooms where participants can share insights, network and develop partnerships. Following the event, selected presenters are invited to apply for a rapid seed funding opportunity in collaboration with new partners. Participation does not guarantee a partnership or funding.  

Find out more about Pitch Partners, details on submitting a pitch, and a link to register.

Project ideas are due Sunday, September 24th.

*If selected to present, participants must be available for the in-person event on Wednesday, October 11 from 5-7 p.m.