The Center for Community Health Partnership and Research (CCHPR) supports and/or collaborates with St. Louis Regional efforts and initiatives, as well as community engaged scholars, dedicated to improving health outcomes and equity.
Some of our partners include:
- Healthy Eating and Active Living (HEAL) Healthcare Access Workgroup
- Human Trafficking Collaborative Network
- Immigration Service Provider Network
- Life Outside of Violence
- Mental Health Partnership
- Louis Area Violence Prevention Commission
If your organization is interested in collaborating with the Center for Community Health Partnership and Research, please complete this brief form and we will follow up with you.
If you are interested in collaborating with any of our regional partnerships, please contact Poli Rijos.
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.
Click here for information on how to join CHW.
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 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. We are a network of organizations and providers that serve immigrants and refugees in the St. Louis region. The ISPN is not a registered nonprofit organization. The ISPN is an initiative of the Missouri Immigrant and Refugee Advocates (MIRA) and is supported through various grants.
ISPN meets every fourth Wednesday of the month from 9am to 11am at Missouri Immigrant & Refugee Advocates (MIRA) office at: 2725 Clifton Ave. St Louis, MO 63139. Please click here for more information on joining ISPN.
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 St. Louis. 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.