Collaboration is essential for developing community-driven research and effective solutions that advance community health and health equity.  To amplify community voice, our Center for Community Health Partnership & Research brings community partners and academic institutions together.

The Center for Community Health Partnership & Research is supported by Washington University’s Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences and the Institute for Public Health.

Our mission

By fostering community-academic partnerships, communication and research in the region, we work to reduce disparities and improve health and wellness.

How we work

We connect communities and academics to build and sustain partnerships that advance health.

We are a resource for research teams and community partners interested in community-engaged research, partnerships and health initiatives.

We facilitate community participation in all stages of research.

We solicit community input on research and the implementation of initiatives that reduce health disparities and advance health.

We provide education and training on community-engaged research and collaboration.

Our team
Community Advisory Board

The Community Advisory Board (CAB) was established to help bridge the gap between university research and local communities. The CAB is comprised of a diverse group of individuals with strong ties to local communities within the St. Louis region, including surrounding counties.

Reactive Barometer Sessions

Reactive Barometer Sessions are a service of the Center’s Community Advisory Board (CAB). Faculty and research teams seeking initial community feedback on a research project or idea may request to schedule a Reactive Barometer Session during a bi-monthly CAB meeting. Researchers consulting with the CAB will receive input on research materials, recruitment, community engagement activities, and more from a diverse group of individuals with strong ties to local communities in St. Louis and its surrounding counties.

Contact Hilary Broughton at to schedule a Reactive Barometer Session.

Learn more about session expectations.

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