Recognizing several serious health issues in our community, and subsequently a need for change, several universities and community groups in St. Louis came together to discuss the most effective way to do so.
By working together as co-project directors in a joint research study, university researchers and community advocates knew they could find new ways to improve health outcomes, reduce health disparities, and promote health in general. BJC Healthcare, Saint Louis University, and Washington University provided $1.5 million in research funding to be administered by the Regional Health Commission through a program called the Community/University Health Research Partnerships (CUHRP). Over the course of 2010, several grants were awarded to the most promising research proposals which addressed both scientific and community needs. A second year of funding was provided to projects that demonstrated successful partnership and the framework for producing important findings.
The following are documents that were used throughout the CUHRP process.
CUHRP Request for Proposal