Partnerships & Collaborations

The Center for Community Health Partnership & Research collaborates with community-engaged scholars and initiatives dedicated to improve health outcomes and equity in the St. Louis region.

Some of our partners include:

Community Health Worker (CHW) Workforce Partnership

Originally launched in 2014 as a committee of the HEAL Partnership, the Community Health Worker 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 (IHN) 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. Staff from the Center for Community Health Partnership and Research (CCHPR) participates in the HEAL table and encourages others to join.


Human Trafficking Collaborative Network (HTCN)

The Human Trafficking Collaborative Network (HTCN) is an informal network of researchers, students and community partners with a common interest in improving understanding of human trafficking and exploitation of vulnerable populations. The HTCN is supported by the Washington University Institute for Public Health.

Immigration Service Providers Network

The Immigration Service Providers Network increases collaboration by providing opportunities for education and outreach to unite organizations that support the foreign born and their families; it is a network of organizations and providers that serve immigrants and refugees in the St. Louis region. The ISPN is not a registered nonprofit organization but rather an initiative of the Missouri Immigrant and Refugee Advocates (MIRA) and is supported through various grants.

The Gun Violence Initiative

The Gun Violence Initiative was established in 2015 by the Institute for Public Health, then Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton and his wife Risa, after a young woman she mentored was shot and killed. Scholars, medical professionals, community leaders, and citizens are invited to take a hard look at the serious and tragic public health consequences of gun violence. The initiative explores three key themes: What we know, what we need to know, and what to do about this critical issue.

Life Outside of Violence (LOV)

In early 2018, the Institute for Public Health at Washington University with collaborative partners launched Life Outside of Violence (LOV), the St. Louis Area Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Program. The program helps those harmed by stabbing, gunshot or assault receive the treatment, support and resources they need to find alternatives to end the cycle of violence.

Mental Health Partnership

The Center for Community Health Partnership and Research is committed to continuing to promote conversations on mental health improvement and progress through research and practice. The Institute for Public Health and other community partners support the St. Louis Partnership for a Healthy Community. The partnership is working to improve behavioral health outcomes for the community and reduce the burden of substance abuse.

St. Louis Area Violence Prevention Commission

The St. Louis Area Violence Prevention Commission works to reduce violent crime in the region by promoting and advocating for policies and a coordinated, well-resourced support system and interventions among area governments, institutions and agencies that serve individuals and families most at risk of violent crime.

If your organization is interested in collaborating with the Center for Community Health Partnership and Research, please complete this brief form and we will be happy to contact you.