Community Research Fellows Training Program celebrates 10th anniversary, looks to future

Program alumni and university supporters recently gathered at Delmar DivINe to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Community Research Fellows Training Program (CRFT).  It is a 17-week public health research training course that equips community members with the tools and resources to examine and address regional health disparities.  Since 2013, 193 CRFT alumni across seven […]

Local non-profit professionals awarded Summer Institute Course Scholarships

The Center for Community Health Partnership & Research has awarded ten scholarships to individuals employed by local nonprofit and governmental organizations. The funding will enable staff to attend week-long professional development courses offered through the Brown School Summer Institute at Washington University in St. Louis. The scholarships support intensive learning for five consecutive days.  Attendees can build new skills […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]