ONLINE— Community-Academic Partnerships Aimed at Violence Prevention

September 12, 2020
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

In partnership with the Neighborhood Leadership Fellows (NLF), join the Center for Community Health Partnership and Research for a special edition of Pitch Partners. The 2020 NLF Cohort will pitch ideas focused on community-academic partnerships aimed at addressing more equitable regional policies for neighborhoods and preventing violence in our community.

At Pitch Partners, community and university partners have the opportunity to pitch health-related projects and ideas in order to identify potential partners and receive critical feedback. Collaboration between citizens, community organizations, health care organizations, and universities is key to innovative approaches.

Four proposed ideas will be selected for seven minute pitch-style presentations. Teams can use a variety of visual media, including but not limited to slides and videos. Pitches are followed by a 5-10 minutes of Q&A from a panel with a mixture of backgrounds and expertise and audience members. The last 30 minutes of the event is dedicated to networking to share insights on the project ideas.

Selected participants will be invited to apply for a rapid seed funding opportunity in late Fall. Participation does not guarantee a partnership or funding.

This event is free and open to the public. This event will take place virtually via Zoom. Please register to receive the link to attend.


About Neighborhood Leadership Fellows

The Neighborhood Leadership Fellows is an advanced leadership training program of University of Missouri–St. Louis, University of Missouri Extension, and the St. Louis Promise Zone-St. Louis Economic Development Partnership. NLF is also supported by Missouri Foundation for Health and the Mental Health Board.


Times are tentative and subject to change.

10:00 a.m. Welcome

10:10 a.m. Presentations and Q&A

11:15 a.m. Feedback

Pitch Partners will be followed by a graduation ceremony for the fellows. Please remain in the Zoom event to attend.

Event Sponsors: Center for Community Health Partnership and Research at the Institute for Public Health, the St. Louis Area Violence Prevention Commission, and University of Missouri Extension