Call for Proposals: Mobilizing Partnerships for Social Change

Posted on August 11, 2006

Call for Proposals Due October 6!

Community-Campus Partnerships for Health 10th Anniversary Conference
“Mobilizing Partnerships for Social Change”
April 11 – 14, 2007 in Toronto ON Canada
Details at: http://www.ccph.info

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, April 11-14, 2007 in Toronto, 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
*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


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