Representing: Patient and Caregiver Advocacy Organizations
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. 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. A past CCPH Board Member, Richmond served as a planning committee member 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 is interested in advancing the role of racial and ethnic minorities in PCOR and associated activities funded through PCORI.
- PCORI’s Assessment of Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options Funding Priority
- PCORI’s Improving Healthcare Systems Funding Priority
- PCORI’s Addressing Disparities Funding Priority
- Health and healthcare outcomes of racial and ethnic minority groups
- Health and healthcare outcomes of low-income groups