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National Community Partner Forum Seeks to Realize the Promise of Community-Engaged Research

July 14, 2011 – Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) and the Center for Community Health Education Research and Service (CCHERS) are pleased to announce they have been awarded funding from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) for the National Community Partner Forum, “Realizing the Promise of Community-Engaged Health Disparities Research.” Designed “by and for” community partners involved in health disparities research, the forum will examine and address the challenges and issues they face, enhance their knowledge and skills, and build a network for ongoing shared learning, mentoring and professional development.  To read the entire Press Release, click here.

 

Setting the PACE: Working Together to Solve Community Issues
 Utilizing the PACE EH Tool to Combat Social Inequities, Dissolve Health Disparities and Serve Environmental Justice

It may be hard to believe, but there are communities throughout the state of Florida living in third world conditions without potable water, functioning sewage disposal systems, and electricity. Take the description of a community named West Wabasso by a local Press Journal reporter, “the roads are not paved and don't follow grids, instead meandering among the houses. There are no sidewalks, street lights, water or sewer systems. But many of the wells flow with rust-colored water.” Compound such social inequities with the fact that Florida is experiencing continued, unprecedented growth, adding the pressure of 750 people every day to its schools, highways, water supplies, and open space and you have a crippling suffocation of individuals who most need help on your hands. Further, pockets of existing communities will continue to risk being forgotten or receive a disparate level of services as new communities are developed. The Protocol for Assessing Community Excellence in Environmental Health (PACE-EH) was deemed the best tool to use to address community issues that have slipped through the cracks.  To read more on this subject, click here.  For a brochure on PACE, click here.  To find out more on this topic, visit their website by clicking here.  

Contact:  Julianne R. Price, R.S.
Statewide PACE Coordinator
772-794-7445 Phone

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