UNIVERSITY NEIGHBORHOOD PARTNERS (UNP) was recently recognized at the Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) 11th annual conference in Portland, Oregon with an honorable mention for the 2010 CCPH award. The prestigious award recognizes exemplary partnerships between communities and higher educational institutions that build on each other’s strengths to improve higher education, civic engagement and the overall health of communities.
The intent of the award is to highlight the power and potential of community-campus partnerships as a strategy for social justice. It honors partnerships that are striving to achieve the systems and policy changes needed to overcome the root causes of health, social and economic inequalities. Reviewers had the challenging task of recommending an award recipient from CCPH’s most competitive pool of nominations since the award was launched in 2002.
UNP was represented at the conference by Rosey Hunter, special assistant to the president for campus community partnerships and director of UNP; and Carolynn Hoskins, UNP advisory board co-chair and resident partner.
For more information about the 2010 award winner and honorable mentions, including audio and photos from the CCPH conference, click here. (Dated: 05/27/2010)