Faculty Scholar and Asst. Professor, Brett Maricque and team are working with Black Girls Do STEM to help local students understand the value of their own genetic data.
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Center for Community Health Partnership & Research News
Center funds two new community-academic partnerships
The Center for Community Health Partnership & Research has awarded funding to two projects through its PDSS program. Read more about these community-academic partnerships!
Forum on medicine, race in St. Louis features center co-director, Vetta Sanders Thompson (Links to an external site)
Vetta Sanders Thompson, the E. Desmond Lee Professor of Racial and Ethnic Diversity at the Brown School and co-director of the Center for Community Health Partnership & Research at the Institute for Public Health, will moderate a panel at the Feb. 25 Forum on Medicine, Race and Ethnicity.
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.
March 9 Collaborative Café: Working with advisory boards, stakeholders
Join us for the next Collaborative Cafe to learn more about best practices for working with community partner advisory boards and other stakeholders.
Go Red: St. Louis women advised to take charge of heart health (Links to an external site)
Center for Community Health & Partnership co-Director, Angela Brown, MD, who leads WashU’s Hypertension Clinic weighs in on taking charge of your heart health & the Go Red Movement.
Institutes’ Community Advisory Board offers researchers “an experience they don’t want to miss”
The Center for Community Health Partnership & Research says goodbye to previous Community Advisory Board members and rings in a few more in 2023.
As variant cases continue, the Institute collaborates with community & university partners to provide 1,000 COVID-19 vaccines
Two centers, community health workers and partner community organizations are rallying together to provide Covid-19 vaccines to area communities.
Washington People: Vetta Sanders Thompson (Links to an external site)
Our Center for Community Health Partnership & Research’s own Vetta Sanders Thompson, co-director, is dedicated to racial identity, diversity and health.
AHA News: Keeping High Blood Pressure at Bay for the Holidays (Links to an external site)
Center for Community Health Partnership & Research co-Director, Angela L. Brown comments on leading risk factors for heart attack and stroke.
Center awards grants to three community-academic partners for cancer prevention and research
Through the Institute for Public Health Pitch Partners’ funding mechanism, three area cancer awareness and prevention organizations have been awarded grants that will help further cancer equity in the St. Louis region.
Partnership Development and Sustainability Support Program (PDSS) Awardees Announced (Links to an external site)
Each year, the Institute for Public Health supports the Partnership Development & Sustainability Support Program for local community organizations. Read about the 2022 awardees.
Center offers resource for effective & equitable project collaboration
The Center for Community Health Partnership & Research offers a new resource page on how to establish and maintain collaborative relationships to meet community needs.
Center helps promote the development of language access plans to benefit immigrants
Does your organization have a language access plan in place? Read more why these plans are vital to the individuals with limited English proficiency.
Collaborative Café Equity Series resumes in June!
The popular Collaborative Cafe series on Equity and Equity in Research resumes in June with dynamic speakers and relevant discussion.
Center awards professional development funding to community organizations
Each year, the Center for Community Health Partnership & Research awards scholarship funds to individuals working with non profits and governmental health organizations. Read about the 2022 scholarship recipients.
Institute congratulates center co-director on new Siteman Cancer Center role
Co-Director of the Institute’s Center for Community Health Partnership & Research, Vetta Sanders Thompson has signed on for additional responsibilities at Siteman Cancer Center. Read more about her new role.
Collaborative Café features new series on health equity and research beginning April 8
A new series on equity and equity in research examines how we achieve public health equity in health care and research.
Center offers “Measures for Community Engagement”, March 16th
Learn more about assessing and measuring your academic-community research!
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 […]
Results of COVID-19 immigrant and service provider project released
On November 16, at the Immigrant Service Provider Network’s (ISPN) Annual Conference, researchers from the Institute for Public Health presented results from the study, “Impacts of COVID-19 on immigrant communities & service providers in St. Louis.” The study was a collaboration between ISPN and the Institute’s Center for Human Rights, Gender & Migration, Center for […]
Support National Injury Prevention Day, Nov. 18
Injuries are the leading cause of death and disability to U.S. children ages 1 to 18 years old. Every day, 20 children die from injuries resulting in more deaths than all other diseases combined. St. Louis Children’s Hospital news release The Institute for Public Health is supporting the country’s top injury and violence prevention organizations, […]
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 […]
STL Area VPC promotes a “Safer Summer for St. Louis”
Center for Community Health Partnership & Research collaborator, VPC is offering a Pop-Up Event Toolkit for area organizations to help create safer spaces for youth this summer.
Study shows effective team approach to mental health services among Latinx community
A study finds that multiple agency input and teamwork can enhance mental health treatment in the Latinx community.
Center funds multiple projects aimed at violence prevention
In partnership with the University of Missouri Extension, the Center for Community Health Partnership and Research is working toward stricter violence prevention efforts in under-resourced communities.
Two Institute for Public Health centers award funding
Two centers have awarded funding to research projects focusing on mental health and the cost of prostate cancer.
Community advocate works to amplify voices of people living with HIV/AIDS
Fast-Track Cities St. Louis just celebrated its first anniversary as one of 300+ cities around the world working to end HIV/AIDS by the year 2030. One year ago, on “World AIDS Day” (12/1), Institute for Public Health leaders joined St. Louis city and county officials to sign a proclamation that commits St. Louis to achieve […]
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 […]
Gun Violence Initiative commemorates the past five years, releases video & report on National Gun Violence Awareness Day
Written by Kim Furlow, Institute for Public Health To commemorate National Gun Violence Awareness Day on June 5th, the Gun Violence Initiative is releasing a five-year report and video chronicling the evolution of the Gun Violence Initiative. Spearheaded by Chancellor Emeritus Mark S. Wrighton, his wife Risa Zwerling Wrighton and the Institute for Public Health, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Facilitation Workshop Fosters Campus-Community Partnerships (Links to an external site)
In October of 2019, the Gephardt Institute collaborated with the Center for Community Health Partnership and Research at the Institute for Public Health, the Office for Socially Engaged Practice at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, and University of Missouri Extension to hold an introductory workshop on group facilitation for campus and community leaders.
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 & precision medicine: A discussion on key ethical considerations
Written by Hilary Broughton, manager of the Center for Community Health Partnership & Research (ICTS) 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 […]
Funding awarded to community organizations
Written by Hilary Broughton, manager of the Center for Community Health Partnership & Research (ICTS) As part of the Institute of Clinical and Translational Science’s (ICTS) organizational capacity building initiative, the Center for Community Health Partnership and Research (CCHPR) has awarded 19 scholarships to individuals employed by local non-profit and governmental organizations. The funding will […]
How funding and collaboration can address violence: Lessons from the past
According to a 2017 U.S. Department of Justice report, the City of St. Louis experienced a notable decrease in homicides in the year 2003 but the rate has subsequently rebounded. As we continue to see violence in our city and search for what works to prevent it, can we learn from the past? A community-academic […]
Why Neighborhoods Matter: Examining Fatal Interactions Between Police and Men of Color
This article originally appeared in the Source and is reprinted here with permission. The police shooting earlier this month of Stephon Clark in his grandmother’s Sacramento backyard has renewed protests over officer-involved deaths of unarmed black men, but research led by Washington University in St. Louis suggests young Hispanic men may face an even greater risk of […]
In a recently published article, Faculty Scholar and Assistant Professor of medicine Rupa Patel, along with her colleagues, worked to identify sex venue-based networks utilized by men who have sex with men through a cross-sectional design.
Opioid Epidemic Research
Opioid Epidemic Research Funding Program, 2018 Awardees The Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences and the Institute for Public Health have awarded four grants for the Opioid Epidemic Research Funding Program this year. The Opioid Epidemic Research Funding Program is a new pilot funding program focused on strategies to address the opioid epidemic. Accepted projects included […]
Child abuse (Links to an external site)
What should you do to try to better recognize signs of abuse in your neighborhood? The bottom line: If you think a child is in danger or is being hurt, call a hotline, says a child abuse expert at Washington University in St. Louis. Read the full article…
Joining forces to stop cycle of violence in St. Louis (Links to an external site)
The Institute for Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis will launch the regional St. Louis Area Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Program (STL-HVIP), which will aim to promote positive alternatives to violence, thanks to a $1.6 million grant from Missouri Foundation for Health.
Institute welcomes new faculty co-director of the Center for Community Health Partnership and Research
The Institute for Public Health is pleased to announce that Vetta Sanders Thompson, PhD, has joined the team as co-director of the Center for Community Health Partnership and Research. Dr. Thompson will join Drs. Angela Brown and Jane Garbutt as co-directors of the center. Dr. Thompson is a professor at Washington University in St. Louis, […]
Advances in palliative care and hospice research: Improving the quality of care for patients with life-limiting illnesses
Written by Evelyn Shen, undergraduate in Anthropology: Global Health & Environment at Washington University in St. Louis and participant in the Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program Patrick White MD, HMDC, FACP, FAAHPM, grew up following his dad around, like most kids do—however, his dad was a community pulmonologist, and Dr. White spent much […]
HBO Documentary Screening Interviews
The Global Health Center and Center for Community Health Partnership & Research recently hosted a screening of the HBO documentary “Clínica de Migrantes: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.” Four Summer Research Program students had the opportunity to interview Steven Larson, MD, co-founder and executive director of Puentes de Salud; and Maxim Pozdorovkin, the film’s director. […]
Center for Health Economics and Policy funds four pilot projects
The Center for Health Economics & Policy pilot program has awarded funding for four projects in the 2017-2018 cycle. Demonstrating the economic value of spine nerve Injury reconstruction Primary Investigator: Christopher Dy, assistant professor, Orthopedic Surgery Department, School of Medicine Spine nerve injuries (i.e. brachial plexus injuries) have a profound effect on patients due to the devastating […]
The Center for Community Health Partnership and Research is supporting Environment Missouri’s efforts to address the public health effects of global warming. This support includes getting the word out to community-based organizations and community members concerned about the health risks associated with global warming and global warming related pollution. The planet is the hottest it has been in 115,000 years. […]
Speed networking for community health
The Institute for Public Health’s Center for Community Health Partnership and Research hosted a speed networking for community health event on June 17. The event drew participants from diverse organizations working with residents of St. Louis city and county and Illinois. The 18 organizations included those addressing clinical healthcare needs, general health and wellness, and healthcare and public health workforce […]