The Intersection of Community, Academia, and Grantmaking

Date: 
April 26, 2019 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Title: 
Senior Policy Officer
Affiliation: 
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Location: 
Bodek Lounge in Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA

This Community Scholars symposium offers exposure to developing, pitching, and sustaining innovative project ideas that utilize community-academic partnerships.

Participants will:

1. Gain insights into the approaches of developing and sustaining successful community academic partnerships.

2. Learn from grantmakers, community organizations, and researchers effective strategies to advance ideas.

3. Observe a Shark Tank style pitch session where Community Scholars pitch ideas and receive feedback from a panel of funders and experts.

This symposium is part of the Community Scholars Program, a program of the Center for Public Health Initiatives and Penn Injury Science Center, primarily supported by the University of Pennsylvania's Office of the Provost. As part of the symposium, Community Scholars will pitch their ideas for evidence-based interventions that improve health outcomes. Pitches will be judged by a panel of local funders.