Elon University Doctor of Physical Therapy students participated in an 8-day long camp for children with hemiplegia.  The kids learn to increase the use of their hand and arm that they normally don't use and the Doctor of Physical Therapy students gain valuable experience and learn what it takes to work with pediatric patients.

Welcome to CES4Health.info!

CES4Health.info is a free, online mechanism for peer-reviewing, publishing and disseminating products of health-related community-engaged scholarship that are in forms other than journal articles.

On this website you will find high quality tools and resources that can be directly downloaded or obtained from the author, typically free-of-charge. All products posted on CES4Health.info have been reviewed and recommended by expert academic and community reviewers.

Why was CES4Health.info Created?

Peer-reviewed journal articles are essential for communicating the results of scholarship to academic audiences, but they are not sufficient and are often not the most important mechanism for disseminating the results of community-engaged scholarship (CES) - scholarship that is developed in partnership with communities. Service-learning, community-based participatory research and other community-engaged activities require diverse pathways and products for dissemination in order to reach and benefit community members, practitioners and policy makers. These products include, for example, training manuals, policy briefs, presentations, instructional DVDs and online curricula.

Products of CES that are in forms other than journal articles are usually not peer-reviewed, published or disseminated widely. As a result, they are often perceived by faculty review, promotion and tenure committees as being of less importance, quality, credibility and value. Further, they are rarely seen and used beyond the community with which the engaged work was conducted. Without ready access to these products, community members, practitioners and policy makers are often left to "reinvent the wheel."

CES4Health.info is designed to fill this gap!

What does it mean to be Peer-reviewed and Published through CES4Health.info?

A product peer-reviewed and published through CES4Health.info is comparable to an article published through a peer-reviewed print or online journal. The editorial and peer review processes used by CES4Health.info mirror those of most journals. CES4Health.info maintains an editorial staff and an editorial board and follows a rigorous peer review process based on accepted standards of scholarship. A distinctive feature of this process is that every product submitted to CES4Health.info is reviewed by both community and academic reviewers. Faculty members who author products that are published through CES4Health.info can note them in the peer-reviewed publications section of their curriculum vitae and describe them as peer-reviewed scholarly products. CES4Health.info also provides authors with a measure of impact by tracking how often each product is accessed and/or downloaded.


CES4Health.info is a component of Community-Campus Partnerships for Health's Faculty for the Engaged Campus project. The project aims to strengthen community-engaged career paths in the academy and is supported by a grant from the US Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education. Community-Campus Partnerships for Health is a US-based non-profit organization that promotes health through partnerships between communities and higher educational institutions.

CES4Health.info was developed by an nine member design team led by Cathy Jordan, CES4Health.info Editor:

Alex Allen
Vice President, Community Planning and Research, Isles, Inc., Trenton, NJ

Eric Bass
Director, Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC); Co-Director, DEcIDE Center, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Editor-in-Chief, Progress in Community Health Partnerships, Baltimore, MD

Chris Candler
Editor, MedEdPORTAL, Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington, DC

Robert Hackett
Vice President and Director of the Bonner Scholars Program; Director, National Higher Education Community Based Research Project, Bonner Foundation, Princeton, NJ

Randy Jackson
Director of Research and Programs, Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network, Vancouver, BC Canada

Cathy Jordan
Co-Director, Faculty for the Engaged Campus; Director, Children Youth and Family Consortium, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Piper McGinley
Deputy Director, Faculty for the Engaged Campus, Community-Campus Partnerships for Health, San Francisco, CA

Robby Reynolds
Director, MedEdPORTAL, Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington, DC

Lorilee Sandmann
Professor, Department of Lifelong Education, Administration and Policy, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the individuals named below in the development of CES4Health.info. In addition, we thank the authors and peer reviewers who participated in the pilot-testing phase of CES4Health.info. The success of CES4Health.info depends on hundreds of community and academic experts who volunteer their time to peer-review each product and provide helpful feedback to authors. Click here for a list of reviewers as of December 2011.

Lynn Blanchard
Co-Director, Faculty for the Engaged Campus and Director, Carolina Center for Public Service, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

Suzanne Cashman
Professor, Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester, MA and Past Associate Editor of CES4Health.info

Sherril Gelmon
Evaluator, Faculty for the Engaged Campus and Professor of Public Health, Portland State University, Portland, OR

Jean J. Schensul
Senior Scientist & Founding Director, Institute for Community Research, Hartford, CT and Past Associate Editor of CES4Health.info

Sarena Seifer
Founding Executive Director and Director, Faculty for the Engaged Campus, Community-Campus Partnerships for Health; Research Associate Professor, University of Washington School of Public Health, Seattle, WA

Suzette Svoboda-Newman
Program Coordinator, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Jessie Tobin
Program Coordinator, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Alicia Witten
Program Manager, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI