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Community-Driven Change & The Role of Academic Institutions

“We are each other's harvest; we are each other's business; we are each other's magnitude and bond.” Gwendolyn Brooks Chicago poet & first African American to win a Pulitzer Prize   Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) serves as a best practice and as a home to community and academic partners who share a commitment to [...]

2019-08-30T12:06:01-07:00

2018 RWJF-CCPH Award Honorable Mention: The Sunnyside Longevity Project – Building Community Capacity for a Beautiful Life

The people who are behind this inspiring project: Coral Evans, MBA, and Lisa Hardy, PhD The creators of the Sunnyside Longevity Project work to bring to light the lack of health equity and social justice among residents in Flagstaff, Arizona’s Sunnyside neighborhood. Their approach uses compiled data and actual stories from people that have been [...]

2019-08-19T12:51:59-07:00

Moving CES4Health.Info into the Future

Last year, the Founding Editor of CES4Health.Info, Dr. Cathy Jordan, decided to step down to pursue new opportunities in her area of research and scholarship. We are extremely appreciative to Cathy for her contribution and commitment to CES4Health. As we move CES4Health.Info into the future, we have decided to make a few changes that will [...]

Statement on the Challenges to Medical College Education

More than 100 years since the historic Flexner report highlighting the systemic challenges of American medical schools, we continue to face challenges in the process and climate of medical education. A recent revelation of an American medical college yearbook containing a horrific and derogatory photo associated with a historical demeaning portrayal of Black people and [...]

A Journey Home: Racism, Civil Rights, and a New Future for Social Justice and Health Equity in Mississippi and the South

I was aware of environmental injustice, the differential burden of environmental hazards and locally unwanted land uses (LULUs) on communities of color, low-income populations, indigenous peoples, and marginalized groups, such as petrochemical facilities, refineries, power plants, landfills, incinerators, heavily-trafficked roadways, that act as sources of pollution as a young kid growing up in Mississippi.  My [...]

Tom Bruce Award & Lucille Webb Award

At the recent APHA Meeting in San Diego, CCPH was involved in both giving and receiving several awards. We shared a little bit about the RWJF-CCPH Award for Equity that was given to to key leaders from Messengers for Health and Montana State University. Melissa Green also received the Lucille Webb Award at the Celebration [...]

Tribute to Loretta Jones

Loretta Jones, CEO of Healthy African Americans of Los Angeles died on Thursday, November 22nd. Loretta is known internationally for her visionary leadership in advancing health equity. She was a long-time partner with CCPH having worked most recently with Executive Director, Al Richmond on the Engage4Equity Project based at the University of New Mexico. [...]

RWJF-CCPH Health Equity Award Deadline Extended to Sept 15!

The 2018 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Award For Health Equity Presented by Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (RWJF-CCPH Award) Call for Applications deadline has been extended to September 15, 2018! 2017 RWJF-CCPH Award Winners: Nashville Health Disparities Coalition The RWJF-CCPH Award highlights the power and potential of community-campus partnerships successfully using systems and policy change [...]