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Call for Proposals--Community-Campus Partnerships for Health 10th Anniversary Conference

"Mobilizing Partnerships for Social Change," April 11 - 14, 2007, Toronto, Ontario

How do we combine the knowledge and wisdom in communities and in
academic institutions to solve the major health, social and economic
challenges facing our society? How do we ensure that community-driven
social change is central to service-learning and community-based
participatory research?

Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) is convening our 10th
anniversary conference to nurture a growing network of community-campus
partnerships that are striving to achieve the systems and policy
changes needed to address the root causes of health, social and
economic inequalities. The conference seeks to build knowledge, skills
and actions for achieving healthy and just societies.

We invite you to share your knowledge, experience and lessons learned
with hundreds of colleagues who--like you--are passionate about the
power of partnerships to transform communities and academe. The
conference planning committee is looking for proposals that address one
or more of these sub-themes:

  • Understanding and Addressing the Social Determinants of Health
  • From Grassroots Movements to Policy Change
  • Communities as Centers of Learning, Discovery and Engagement
  • Developing the Science of Community-Based or Practice-Based Evidence

Proposals are sought for these session formats: pre-conference
intensive workshops, skill-building workshops, story sessions,
challenges consultation sessions, film screening and discussion
sessions, posters and thematic posters.

This CCPH conference in particular is notable for a number of
reasons.  It celebrates our 10th anniversary, allowing us to
reflect on our history and evolution and engage stakeholders in
determining our future directions.  It is our first conference
held in Canada, presenting unprecedented opportunities to learn from
Canadian experiences with community-campus partnerships and the social
determinants of health, and to explore synergies across North America
and beyond.  It takes place in one of the most diverse cities in
the world, enabling us to explore critical issues of race, ethnicity,
socioeconomic status, wealth and culture.  It represents an
important product of our partnership with the Wellesley Institute (http://www.wellesleyinstitute.com),
the Toronto-based organization that advances the social determinants of
health through rigorous community-based research, reciprocal capacity
building, and the informing of public policy.

We hope you can join us in Toronto next spring!  For more information, visit http://www.ccph.info.