2021 Annual Impact Report

PARTNERING. CONNECTING. TRAINING.

Growth

​Our team grew to 7 full-time staff members and 11 consultants. This growth allowed us to expand our capacity and engagement in promoting health equity and social justice.

COVID-19

​​We continued our efforts on combating COVID-19 by partnering with 6 Academic Institutions, 7 State & National Organizations, 1 Foundation, and over 90 community-based organizations.

Grants

We facilitated the distribution of over $1.8 in grants to 53 community-based organizations across the country.

Projects

We mobilized our nearly 25 years of experience to lead and continue supporting 12 community-engaged and research-focused projects.

Webinars

We shared our knowledge and provided a deeper understanding of the work being done by facilitating 22 webinars, trainings, and listening sessions

Letter to Our Community

In reflecting upon 2021, I do so with mixed emotions. There is a tension between the global impact of COVID-19 and a period of unparalleled growth for Community-Campus Partnerships for Health. During what has now been a two-year pandemic, CCPH has stepped forward as an organization committed to authentic partnerships to address the full effects of health inequities.​

​This report highlights both authentic partnerships and a commitment to the communities we touch. It also reflects our deepest thanks to our many partners who have walked alongside us as we extend the reach of CCPH.

I am eternally optimistic that we will overcome this challenge and take with us the invaluable lessons we captured in our hearts and minds.

Al Richmond, Executive Director (He/Him)

“To those of you on the frontline of public and community health – thank you for your resolve to serve others. Your sustained commitment to others will be remembered as saving the lives of many. We also acknowledge our collective hurt and pain for the deaths, ongoing pain, and trauma of this season.”

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Cross-Sector
Alignment Project

RADx-UP

The NC-CEAL
I-TEAM

National COVID-19
Resiliency Network

At the Heart of
the Matter

The RWJF-CCPH Award
for Health Equity

CROSS-SECTOR
ALIGNMENT PROJECT

In partnership with The American Institutes for Research

With funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, American Institutes for Research (AIR) in partnership with CCPH conducted the Cross-Sector Alignment Project explored how shared measurements help systems and communities systematically define collective goals, monitor progress, generate buy-in, and create accountability within organizations and communities.​

5 Guiding Principles Developed

18 Member Stakeholder Panel

Community-Based Organizations Responded to Survey

CCPH Facilitated 6 Listening Sessions

CCPH Selected Focus Group Locations and Participants Spanning Across the Country

CCPH Provided Support During the 6 Week Virtual Delphi Process

RAPID ACCELERATION OF DIAGNOSTICS – UNDERSERVED POPULATIONS

In partnership with University of North Carolina Center for Health Equity Research and Duke Clinical Research Institute

Photo Courtesy of Priya Sarin, Kraft Community Health

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on communities across the globe, deepening persistent health inequities. Funded by the National Institutes of Health, the $80 million RADx-UP grant aims to reduce health inequities by increasing access to COVID-19 testing in communities most affected by the pandemic.

During Year 2 of RADx-Up, CCPH supported research projects and initiatives to build robust and sustainable programs that advanced COVID-19 testing and ensured that best practices and technical assistance for community engagement research were applied through a health equity and social justice lens.

Coordinating Data
Collection Center

The aim of the Coordination and Data Collection Center (CDCC) is to provide education, training, implementation guidance, and coordination to support the success of RADx-UP projects.

As a co-lead of the RADx-UP CDCC Community Engagement Core, CCPH’s role has been to provide vision, leadership, and strategy around increasing community engagement both internally across the CDCC Cores and externally among the RADx-UP projects.

$1.7 Million awarded to community-led projects

250+ Individuals participated in CCPH developed and facilitated trainings

34 Projects awarded mini-grants funded by NIH

52 Project Consultations from August-December

Say Yes COVID Test

Say Yes Covid Test is a pilot project that provided free at home COVID-19 tests for regular testing in rural, minority communities. This allowed for quick action when individuals tested positive to protect their families and others from the COVID-19 virus. And furthered our understanding of how to fight the ongoing spread of COVID-19.

CCPH partnered with lead community partners and the local community based organizations to increase capacity and build local coalitions to distribute the test kits and ensure that residents tested themselves for the virus.

1600,000+ Residents Participated in Tennessee

100+ Rural, Faith-Based, and Community -Based Organizations Participated

150,000+ Residents Participated in North Carolina

Over 1.75 million COVID-19 Home Tests were distributed

You & Me COVID-Free

You and Me COVID Free (YMCF) is a federally funded program designed to provide free COVID-19 tests to determine if at home testing would help to slow the spread of the virus among vulnerable populations.

​CCPH utilized best practices and lessons learned from Say Yes to COVID Tests to ensure successful distribution of the test kits. Specifically techniques in logistics, communications and marketing were implemented to address challenges that existed prior to the YMCF project.

400,000+ COVID-19 Tests Distributed to Merced County Residents

90 Community Partners Participated

26 Local Volunteers Assisted with Community Engagement Events

70,000+ Households Received COVID-19 Home Testing Kits

THE NORTH CAROLINA
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT ALLIANCE RESEARCH I-TEAM

In partnership with University of North Carolina Center for Health Equity Research and
Wake Forest School of Medicine Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity

Photo Courtesy of Priya Sarin, Kraft Community Health

With funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, American Institutes for Research (AIR) in partnership with CCPH conducted the Cross-Sector Alignment Project explored how shared measurements help systems and communities systematically define collective goals, monitor progress, generate buy-in, and create accountability within organizations and communities.​

CCPH served as a hub for the development and management of the coalition,
member resources, tools, as well as evaluative information. We managed:

73 Coalition members from 18 Counties

250+ Member Resources and Tools

115 Project Activities

5 Learn and Share Webinars Hosted by CCPH

250,000+ North Carolinians Engaged

$100,000+ Allocated in Mini-Grants to 18 Organizations

NATIONAL COVID-19
RESILIENCY NETWORK

In partnership with Morehouse School of Medicine

Photo Courtesy of Peer Plus Education and Training Advocates

The HHS Office of Minority Health is working with Morehouse School of  Medicine established the National COVID-19 Resiliency Network (NCRN) which shared important messages and linkages to healthcare and social services in communities across the nation and in areas hardest hit by the pandemic.

CCPH has supported NCRN through the promotion of the diverse activities and work of the the Network. CCPH Executive Director, Al Richmond is routinely called upon to facilitate Network convenings and give voice to the broader implications of its work.

229,000+ Community Members Engaged

104,000+ COVID-19 Related Materials Shared

6,207 Community Need Surveys Completed

$75,000 Allocated to 15 Organizations

AT THE HEART OF THE MATTER

In partnership with American Heart Association, The Center for Black Healthy & Equity,
Morehouse School of Medicine, and South Carolina State University

Photo Courtesy of Peer Plus Education and Training Advocates

The At the Heart of the Matter Projects served as the official launching of CCPH’s focus on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The convening surfaced important issues and needs by HBCUs to support their full engagement in the research enterprise.

The convening was guided by the expertise of our partners as well as critical lessons learned through CCPH’s previous engagement efforts and convenings. This includes the importance of developing a convening where patient voices are centered and amplified, and trustworthy partnerships are established.

CCPH’s innovative approach established a network of HBCU researchers, patients, and stakeholders committed to addressing cardiovascular disease disparities amongst African Americans through culturally responsive, patient-centered research approaches.

6 Virtual Sessions Culminating in a Town Hall

24 Panelists from HBCUS, Research centers, and Medical Institutions

266 Webinar Attendees

10 HBUCs Represented on Panels

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

AWARD FOR HEALTH EQUITY

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Award for Health Equity celebrates individuals who have changed systems and policies at a local level to increase the chance that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to live the healthiest life possible. 

Amongst a pool of incredible applicants highlighting partnerships between community and institutions all working toward health equity we are pleased to award the 2021 RWJF-CCPH Award for Health Equity to the Latino Behavioral Health Services (LBHS)

For ten years, the Latino Behavioral Health Services has worked to advance mental health and wellbeing among Latinx and other culturally and linguistically diverse communities in Utah. A true champion in bridging individuals, communities, and academic institutions, LBHS has created 37 community and campus partnerships.

14 Non-Profit and CBO Partners

7 College & University Partners

12 Public Partners

4 Private Partners

“Honoring leaders who are changing systems and showing us that solutions at the community level can lead to health equity.”

“Honoring leaders who are changing systems and showing us that solutions at the community level can lead to health equity.”