This document is to explain CCPH’s new mission and to help frame discussions of why we engage in community-campus partnerships. The paper is labeled “draft” because we view it as a work-in-progress, to be informed and improved upon by reflection and dialogue before, during and after the conference.

Creating the Space to Ask “Why?” Community-Campus Partnerships as a Strategy for Social Justice A Draft Paper Prepared for the Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) 15th Anniversary Conference


Elder Atum Azzahir, Cultural Wellness Center, Minneapolis, MN; Cynthia Barnes-Boyd, University of Illinois at Chicago Neighborhoods Initiative, Chicago, IL; Suzanne Cashman, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA; Stephanie Farquhar, Portland State University, School of Community Health, Portland, OR; Susan Gust, Community Activist and Small Business Owner, Minneapolis, MN; Jen Kauper-Brown, Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities, Chicago, IL; Lynn Lavallée, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Piper McGinley, Community-Campus Partnerships for Health, San Francisco, CA; Creshelle Nash, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR; Ann-Gel S. Palermo, Harlem Community & Academic Partnership, New York, NY; Cassandra Ritas, The People’s Policy Institute, Jackson Heights, NY; Sarena D. Seifer, Community-Campus Partnerships for Health, Toronto ON Canada; Peggy Shepard, WE ACT for Environmental Justice, New York, NY; Sacoby Wilson, Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health, University of Maryland School of Public Health, College Park, MD