The adolescent years: An academic-community partnership in Harlem comes of age.

M. E. Northridge, D. Vallone, C. Merzel, D. Greene, P. Shepard, A. T. Cohall, C. G. Healton

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Much has been written about the potential benefits in health promotion that are possible through partnerships between academic institutions and community-based organizations, but little practical advice has been provided on how to sustain these relationships when the original grant funds have been exhausted. Here we document our experiences in Harlem, New York City, a community with grave social, structural, and physical environmental inequities, and describe the successes and failings of a partnership now in its "adolescence" between researchers at the Joseph L. Mailman School of Public Health of Columbia University and community activists at West Harlem Environmental Action (WE ACT).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-60
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of public health management and practice : JPHMP
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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