Outreach & Education

The Center for Community Health Partnership & Research hosts events and educational opportunities that are open to all. View the Community-Engaged Research and Practices’ Resource Site, provided through the Becker Medical Library, for resources, including slides from past events.


Know Your Level of Community Engagement

Our lecture series, Know Your Level of Community Engagement, introduces research teams and community partners to the foundations of community-engaged research and practice.  Each session addresses specific topics and strategies, such as matching community engagement to research objectives, developing partnerships, and working with the Institutional Review Board.

Watch past presentations on our Vimeo channel.


Pitch Partners

At Pitch Partners, community members, organizations and faculty have the opportunity to pitch health-related project ideas in order to identify potential partners and receive critical feedback. In addition to facilitating better communication between academia and the community regarding best practices, those in attendance learn about current Washington University community initiatives and research.

How does it work? Five proposed ideas are selected for 5-minutes pitch style presentations. The teams use a variety of visual media, including but not limited to slides and videos. The pitches are followed by 5 to 10 minutes of Q&A from a panel with a mix of expertise. The last 30 minutes of the event is dedicated to questions from the audience and networking to share insights on the project ideas.


Collaborative Café

The Collaborative for Community-Centered Conversations, known as Collaborative Café, is a discussion and support network for those interested in community-engaged health research and practice. Community partners are encouraged to attend.


Watch past presentations on our Vimeo channel.


What’s your reach?

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,  314-362-7034.