Welcome to Sound Partners

A Record of Accomplishment in Community Health Care and Media

Sound Partners for Community Health has come to a close after ten years. Though we will not be updating this web site any longer we will continue to make its contents available. There is a wealth of material archived here that will be of use to community health care practitioners and community media makers.

The partnership profiles illustrate the depth and value of the Sound Partners program and the innovativeness of its grantees. Many of the publications, toolkit items, and research article summaries will remain useful, but please note that some links may become out-of-date and will not work.

We will continue to publish our Sound Partners Email Digest every other week. The Digest will contain summaries and links to articles that will interest community media makers and health care practitioners, with an emphasis on immigrant and refugees in the United States.

We plan to launch a new national "New Routes to Community Health" grant program on March 15, 2007 that will expand the Sound Partners model to include all kinds of media making to address the needs of immigrant and refugee populations. We will publish information about this initiative in our Digest, so sign up for our newsletter if you're not a subscriber already!

Local Voices
featuring stories, audio and video from our health and media projects across the country.

Featured Partnership:

Senior Falls Prevention Project

Falling is a leading cause of accidental death, injury and anxiety among older adults. WCBU-FM and the Institute for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation pooled expertise and outreach to raise public awareness of this issue through a series of radio features and PSAs. The Senior Falls Prevention Project included a direct service component to provide training on strength building and prevention of falls to seniors across central Illinois.

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