Community & Academic Partnerships for Health Science Research & Education

Overarching Theme for 2014-2020

Healthy Homes and Communities Across the Lifes


PURPOSE (2009-2014)

To create a sustainable infrastructure for a community and academic health science partnership that fosters collaborative research and education to address health disparities and promote health equity among underserved populations on the US-Mexico border The "Community and Academic Partnerships for Health Science Research (CAPHSR)" primary goals are to:

  • Create opportunities for networking and developing a common ground for health services and health science research among community agencies and faculty members
  • Assist in the development, implementation, and evaluation of community and academic health sciences research

Fall 2014 EVENTS

(to confirm location/time – contact jjsias@utep.edu)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 11:45 am – 1 pm
First Fall Networking Meet and Greet 
Community Host/Location: Hilos de Plata Senior Center, El Paso Parks & Recreation, El Paso, TX

Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 11:45 am – 1 pm
Monthly Networking Meeting – Border focus
Community Host/Location: Hilos de Plata Senior Center, El Paso Parks & Recreation, El Paso, TX

Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Fifth Annual Report and Thanksgiving Potluck
Community Host/Location: (Tentative location: Armijo Recreation Center, El Paso Parks & Recreation, 700 E. 7th St, El Paso, TX)

Wednesday, December 7, 2014, 11:45 am – 1 pm
Strategic Planning for 2015-2020
Community Host/Location: (Tentative) Hilos de Plata Senior Center, El Paso Parks & Recreation, El Paso, TX

TENTATIVE Spring 2015

(to confirm location/time – contact jjsias@utep.edu)

Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 11:45 am – 1 pm
Monthly Networking Meeting
Community Host/Location: (Tentative) Hilos de Plata Senior Center, El Paso Parks & Recreation, El Paso, TX

Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 11:45 am – 1 pm
Monthly Networking Meeting
Community Host/Location: (Tentative) Hilos de Plata Senior Center, El Paso Parks & Recreation, El Paso, TX

Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 11:45 am – 1 pm
Monthly Networking Meeting
Community Host/Location: (Tentative) Hilos de Plata Senior Center, El Paso Parks & Recreation, El Paso, TX

Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 11:45 am – 1 pm
Monthly Networking Meeting
Community Host/Location: (Tentative) Hilos de Plata Senior Center, El Paso Parks & Recreation, El Paso, TX

CCPH 13TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
(Community Campus Partnerships for Health)
From Rhetoric to Reality: Achieving Authentic, Equitable, & Transformative Partnerships
April 30-May 3, 2014 ● Chicago, Illinois

Peer-Reviewed Roundtable Discussion
Forging Cost-Effective Equitable Community Academic Partnerships for Addressing Health Inequities: Learning from our work on domestic violence along the USA-Mexico Border

Theme(s): Communities as centers of learning, discovery and engagement, Shared power and resources

Presenters: Thenral D. Mangadu, The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX, USA; Stephanie Karr, Center Against Family Violence, El Paso, TX, USA

Since 1977, the Center Against Family Violence (CAFV) has strived to prevent domestic violence in all its forms in El Paso, TX, a USA-Mexico border community. In 2012, CAFV and the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) formalized a community academic partnership to address health disparities related to domestic violence through community-based program evaluation. As of date, our partnership has achieved positive equitable organizational capacity enhancement outcomes.

1. We will present our cost-effective model for an equitable and transformative community-academic partnership to address health disparities in resource-poor settings.

2. We will share lessons learned in implementing our partnership, achieving outcomes, and conducting our first joint evaluation of CAFV Sexual Assault Support Groups Program.

3. We will engage participants in exchanging ideas for concept-mapping the application of specific strategies discussed to address health disparities unique to their environments.