A Valuable Model to Consider: The Community Partner Forum

The Community-Campus Partnerships for Health recently announced their Fall Regional Community Partner Forums, to be held in Denver, Minneapolis, and Boston. For more information on the forum, please visit here.

A community-partner forum is an interesting model, and one that might be usefully replicated here in the DC-region, particularly given the number of institutions of higher education here.

The goal of each forum is to “support the ability of community-based organizations and community leaders to play significant roles as partners in research, ultimately ensuring that the results of research are used to eliminate health disparities and achieve health equity in their communities.” They work by fostering regional networks, connecting with existing regional efforts, and helping community members to negotiate community-academic research partnerships.