CTSI's Community PARTners Core, the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh, the New Pittsburgh Courier, and the UPMC Center for Engagement & Inclusion collaborate on a monthly health page to provide relevant health information, statistics, and research opportunities to our local community and the Courier readership. Aims for this unique, ongoing partnership between academics, the community, a health system, and local media include community health education and advocacy, increasing minority participation in clinical and translational research, and encouraging individuals to become empowered and actively engaged in their own health. This partnership is entering its 7th year, and has featured over 50 health topics.
The New Pittsburgh Courier distributes more than 10,000 copies of each weekly edition and is one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious black newspapers. Through these monthly segments, the partnership has provided information about Allegheny County-specific health disparities, community resources, and current research opportunities, as well as a commentary each month from Esther Bush, President and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh. For more information about this partnership, email Jennifer Jones, MPH, Community Engagement Senior Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more, check out the Courier lunch and learn video playlist. Hear about these topics from researchers and community organizations.
“Take Charge of Your Health Today. Be Informed. Be Involved.” archived pages:
If you have questions, please email PARTners@hs.pitt.edu.