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Collaborative Projects

Introduction

The California-Nevada Public Health Training Center (CA-NV PHTC) is a collaborative effort among four universities (San Diego State University, Graduate School of Public Health; Loma Linda University, School of Public Health; California State University Fullerton, Department of Health Science; University of Nevada Las Vegas, School of Community Health Sciences). Funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA); the CA-NV PHTC strives to partner with health agencies and nonprofit organizations throughout California and Nevada to provide training and other professional development activities designed to enhance the competence and preparedness of the public health workforce.

Overview of Collaborative Project Program

The CA-NV PHTC Collaborative Project Program is designed to bring communities and institutions together as equal partners and build upon the assets, strengths and capacities of each. Collaborative projects involve local health departments, community organizations and higher educational institutions as partners, and may address such areas as health professions education (i.e., through internships), health care access and delivery, research, community-wide health improvement, and community/economic development.

Principles of Partnership

The CA-NV PHTC had adopted the Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) Principles of Good Community-Campus Partnerships. The purpose of the Principles is to help clarify terms of engagement and expectations between partners. These principles are not intended to be prescriptive or to be adopted verbatim, but instead to provide a starting point or framework for discussion when forming or periodically reflecting on the progress of our partnerships.

• Partnerships form to serve a specific purpose and may take on new goals over time.
• Partners have agreed upon mission, values, goals, measurable outcomes and accountability for the partnership.
• The relationship between partners is characterized by mutual trust, respect, genuineness, and commitment.
• The partnership builds upon identified strengths and assets, but also works to address needs and increase capacity of all partners.
• The partnership balances power among partners and enables resources among partners to be shared.
• Partners make clear and open communication an ongoing priority by striving to understand each other's needs and self-interests, and developing a common language.
• Principles and processes for the partnership are established with the input and agreement of all partners, especially for decision-making and conflict resolution.
• There is feedback among all stakeholders in the partnership, with the goal of continuously improving the partnership and its outcomes.
• Partners share the benefits of the partnership's accomplishments.
• Partnerships can dissolve and need to plan a process for closure.

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Examples of Past Collaborative Projects

Southern Nevada Health District - Evaluation of a Teen Pregnancy Prevention Pilot Program
El Sol Neighborhood Education Center - Improving Latino Food Home & Neighborhood Environments To Prevent Obesity in Preschool Aged Children
Orange County Health Care Agency - Evaluating System Delivery Efficiency in the OCHCA Public Health Tuberculosis Program
Orange County Health Care Agency - Improving Childhood Immunization Rates at the OCHCA
Riverside County, Department of Public Health - Evaluation of the Emergency Preparedness and Response Cultural Competency Program
San Bernardino County, Department of Public Health - Public Health preparedness Planning for San Bernardino County
Kids Come First Community Clinic - Human Resource Development for a Community Clinic
Community Health Development - Community Health Needs Assessment for Non-Profit Hospitals: Policy Formation