Our Center for Community Health Partnership & Research is proud to participate in many local and regional public health initiatives. Several key center partnerships are highlighted below.

If your organization would like to collaborate with our center, please fill out our consultation form, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Key Partnerships & Collaborations

Collaborating with St. Louis Community Health Centers

Our center is committed to collaborating with the Integrated Health Network (IHN) to promote opportunities for partnership between IHN community health centers and academic researchers.

Community Health Worker Workforce Partnership

Originally launched in 2014 as a committee of the HEAL Partnership, the Community Health Worker (CHW) Workforce Partnership’s goal is to scale and sustain the community health workforce within the St. Louis Region. The CHW Workforce Partnership is supported by the St. Louis Integrated Health Network through funding from the Missouri Foundation for Health. The IHN facilitates a bi-monthly table called HEAL where employers, government leaders, educators, physicians and community health workers come together to strategize and discuss current work going on within the CHW movement. Our center’s team participates in the HEAL table and encourages others to join.

Immigration Service Providers Network

The Immigrant Service Provider Network (ISPN) is a network of community organizations and health and social service providers that serve immigrants and refugees in the St. Louis region. The ISPN increases collaboration by providing opportunities for education and outreach to unite organizations that support the foreign born and their families. The ISPN is an initiative of the St. Louis Inter-Faith Committee on Latin America (IFCLA). our center’s staff supports ISPN activities by assisting research projects and contributing on ISPN committees and at regular meetings

Our Community, Our Health – St. Louis

Our Community, Our Health – St. Louis (OCOH) partners with churches, neighborhood groups, community centers, and other organizations to offer COVID-19 vaccines and vaccine information.

OCOH is a public health program funded by Washington University’s Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences and the Institute for Public Health.

Saint Louis Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma

St. Louis ReCAST was created out of a partnership between the Saint Louis County Department of Public Health, City of Saint Louis Health Department, and the Saint Louis Mental Health Board. ReCAST helps facilitate violence prevention, youth mobilization, peer support, and mental health projects in the Promise Zone of North St. Louis County. Our center’s leadership provides consistent, ongoing support to ReCAST efforts.

St. Louis Area Violence Prevention Commission

The Violence Prevention Commission (VPC) is a joint initiative of Washington University and the United Way of Greater St. Louis that is committed to reducing violent crime in the region. The VPC is a collaboration of many St. Louis violence prevention stakeholders, including health systems, first responders, local government, and academic institutions, among others. Our team, along with other Institute for Public Health leadership and staff, is fully engaged in violence prevention efforts through activity promotion, technical support, and contribution to the VPC’s service delivery, community engagement, youth safe spaces, and other efforts.

St. Louis Regional Suicide Prevention Coalition

The St. Louis Regional Suicide Prevention Coalition (SPC) is dedicated to fostering advocacy, discussion, education, and training to prevent suicides in the St. Louis region. Our team contributes to the recently renewed commission by supporting commission leadership, committees, and educational events. The SPC is seeking new individual and organizational members dedicated to preventing suicide in the region.

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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 hilary.broughton@wustl.edu to schedule a Reactive Barometer Session.

Learn more about session expectations.

What’s Your Reach? Campaign

What’s Your Reach? is a campaign dedicated to making research understandable and relatable to everyone.  Through the campaign we:

  • provide research education in community settings
  • dispel myths and misconceptions about research
  • increase understanding of the importance of diversity in research
  • discuss opportunities to participate in research—both as community experts and as study participants

Staff engage with community members at locations throughout the St. Louis region including libraries, YMCAs, employment agencies, community centers, churches, health fairs and food pantries.

If you are interested in learning more or collaborating with the What’s Your Reach? campaign, please contact Kym Radford at k.radford@wustl.edu or 314-362-7034.