CCPH accomplishes its mission of promoting health equity and social justice by facilitating partnerships between communities and academic institutions. We have established 5 strategic pillars for performing our work:
Community engagement in research is essential to understanding and addressing racial, ethnic, linguistic and socioeconomic disparities in health. Research funding agencies are supporting faculty members and academic institutions to engage communities as partners in conducting research. Often missing from these investments, however, is the support for research capacity and infrastructure that is vitally needed in communities. As more community organizations enter into research partnerships with institutions as well as initiate and conduct research, it is clear they need funding and research resources as well as supportive networks for professional development, mentoring and advocacy.
CCPH is a recognized leader in authentic partnership development, service-learning, Community-Based Participatory Research methods, community engagement, and leadership development for academicians in promotion and tenure.
Convening or meeting for the sake of meeting is futile. CCPH always has a goal in mind when we convene which includes to make or have impact.
CCPH organizes national and international conferences, bringing together hundreds of people from across the globe to engage in substantive discussions, gain new knowledge and practical skills, think critically about their work and take action individually and collectively. Our conferences are noted for their emphasis on inclusion, experiential learning and subsequent action. In addition to conferences, CCPH organizes Regional Community Partner Forums and partners with the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). In all these convenings, our goal is to collectively seek to advance health equity and social justice.
What good is the knowledge if it is not shared? It is imperative to share the knowledge that comes up from the community, generated through research activity. CCPH disseminates through the CCPH website, CES4Health, journal articles and more.
Over time, we have developed and gathered a wealth of resources. We believe that it has limited value unless we make it available to our partnership community. To access free resources, visit our online library.
Health equity and social justice cannot be achieved by going it alone. They can only be achieved through collaborative efforts. We all need partners and lots of them in order to affect important changes. Our partners include communities, academicians, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, funders, public sector agencies, and private sector businesses. CCPH is proud of its broad base of partnerships across all stakeholder groups in the community. The following are a list of organizations where CCPH has established more formal and strategic partnerships in support of CCPH’s current program focus areas:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
University of Massachusetts
CCPH provides training and technical assistance in partnership development, partnership evaluation, institutional change and other areas critical to successful partnerships between community and academic institutions, government agencies, community-based organizations and others developed for their specific needs and assets.
The CCPH Consultancy Network provides training and technical assistance in partnership development, partnership evaluation, institutional change, and other areas critical to successful partnerships between community and academic institutions, government agencies, community-based organizations and others. CCPH consultants have experience, expertise and proven track records of success in community engagement and partnership development.
In addition to the Consultancy network, CCPH provides on-site CBPR training and technical assistance using our evidence-based online curriculum, Developing and Sustaining CBPR Partnerships. This curriculum is intended as a tool for use by community-institutional partnerships that are using or planning to use a CBPR approach to improving health. Use this form to request a training.