Ivory Tower: Communities, Health Departments, and Academia

Posted by on July 11, 2003

[posted from CCPH Partnerships Matters newsletter]

Policy Brief on Bending the Ivory Tower: Communities, Health Departments and Academia

The Partnership for the Public?s Health (PPH) is pleased to release the seventh in a series of community-based public health policy briefs, entitled ?Bending the Ivory Tower: Communities, Health Departments and Academia.? This issue focuses on the special partnership role that institutions of higher education can play in fostering and maintaining community health. This discussion builds on the work of academicians who have devoted themselves to working with and for local communities, creating and defending their community-based participatory approach within their colleges and universities. Also highlighted are the efforts of a major state-funded, university-administered research effort that recognized the value of collaborating with communities, local health departments and research universities, as well as descriptions of the benefits that can accrue to all partners of these unique collaborations. These include shared resources, cross-learning, better-prepared public health professionals, and quality applied research.

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