Al Richmond, M.S.W.
Executive Director, Community-Campus Partnerships for Health
Al Richmond, MSW, CCPH Executive Director, has over 25 years of experience in a career that has uniquely blended social work and public health to address racial and ethnic health disparities. As a founding member and past chair of the Community Based Public Health Caucus and the National Community Based Organization Network – both affiliated with the American Public Health Association (APHA) – he helped to foster effective partnerships focused on community-identified health concerns and to increase the number of community leaders actively involved in APHA. For the past three years, Richmond has played significant roles locally and nationally to advance community engagement in health research, in particular through the National Institutes of Health’s Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program. In 2012 Richmond became the first community leader to serve as co-chair of the national CTSA Community Engagement Key Function Committee, working to better understand and support the role of community leaders in the CTSA program. As an integral member of the NC TraCS Institute Community Advisory Board (the CTSA at the University of North Carolina) and liaison to its Community Engagement and Dissemination Core, he has engaged in research partnerships with academic investigators to build coalitions, disseminate health information and develop training modules. A past CCPH Board Member, Richmond served as planning committee members and speaker for all three National Community Partner Forums on Community-Engaged Research, contributing to the development of the Community Network for Research Equity and Impact. Richmond was recently selected as a participant in the William C. Friday Fellowship for Human Relations, a 2-year leadership program for North Carolina residents.
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