CCHPR - Resources & Environment

The Center for Community Health Partnership and Research (CCHPR) is a transformative initiative that fosters collaborative research partnerships between and among the community at large, community organizations, Institute of Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS) academic institutions, community-based health providers and researchers. Specifically, the CCHPR:

Enhances the practice-based research network (PBRN) of community practitioners affiliated with Washington University School of Medicine.

Provides training to actively engage community practitioners in clinical and translational research.

Trains students and researchers on valued approaches to properly conduct community-engaged research in culturally diverse populations using strategies developed collaboratively with our partners.

Establishes core support functions to facilitate the participation of underrepresented populations in research by reducing barriers to participation in research, increasing public trust, and making research opportunities more accessible.

Assesses community perceptions about research and needs for services.

Works with community practitioners, provider organizations, health agencies, policy makers and trainees to improve the relevance, conduct, and impact of research.

Links the community to appropriate services (social, educational, and medical).

Enhances the practice-based research network (PBRN) of community practitioners affiliated with Washington University School of Medicine