News Center for Community Health Partnership & Research

Funding awarded to community organizations

Written by Hilary Broughton, manager of the Center for Community Health Partnership & Research (ICTS)

As part of the Institute of Clinical and Translational Science’s (ICTS) organizational capacity building initiative, the Center for Community Health Partnership and Research (CCHPR) has awarded 19 scholarships to individuals employed by local non-profit and governmental organizations. The funding will enable the employees to attend week-long professional development courses offered through the Brown School Summer Institute at Washington University in St. Louis.

The scholarship supports intensive learning for three-hours per day for five consecutive days. Attendees can build new skills quickly in the areas of management and leadership, policy, and statistical analysis.

CCHPR received more than 50 applications; applicants were selected based on rationale for how the course(s) benefit their role within the organization, as well as how their learning will be shared and sustained to support overall capacity within their organization.

Recipients from the following organizations received scholarships:

Places for People, iFM Community Medicine, Peace Weaving Wholeness, Operation Food Search, Fathers Support Center, KUTO, National Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Elevate St. Louis, Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America-St. Louis Chapter, St. Louis County Department of Public Health, St. Louis Integrated Health Network, CHADS Coalition, LAMP, and Covenant House.

The ICTS organizational capacity building initiative was formed in response to a capacity needs assessment conducted in partnership with the Brown School Evaluation Center in 2017. In addition to Brown School Summer Institute course scholarships, CCHPR offers half-day workshops and capacity building technical assistance packages.

The announcement and application for the Summer Institute scholarship is released annually in March.

To learn more about upcoming opportunities, contact Hilary Broughton.