The goal of the Institute for Public Health's Center for Community Health Partnerships is to enable beneficial community-academic partnerships that effectively address the health needs of the St. Louis community.
The Gephardt Institute believes engaged citizens lead to stronger communities. The Institute's relationships are based on a respect for community voice, assets and partnership, while providing technical assistance and support to community organizations seeking collaboration with Washington University in St. Louis.
Dr. Patel's interests include implementing pre-exposure HIV prophylaxis (PrEP) among young adult men who have sex with men (MSM), in the larger effort to have zero new HIV infections in the future. She is also interested in health advocacy surrounding sexual minority health.
Dr. Edmond is committed to strengthening services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. She works to advance the development of trauma-informed systems of care and the implementation of evidence-based trauma treatments.
The Fenway Institute is an interdisciplinary center for research, training, education, and policy development, focusing on national and international health issues. Their mission is to ensure access to quality, culturally competent medical and mental health care for traditionally underserved communities, including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and those affected by HIV/AIDS.