Mission, Values & Strategic Goals

Community-Campus Partnerships for Health’s mission is to promote health equity and social justice through partnerships between communities and academic institutions. For an explanation of our mission and the history behind it, please read this paper we prepared for our 15th anniversary conference in 2012.

We uphold the following beliefs and values:

  • We view health broadly as physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual well-being.
  • We emphasize partnership approaches to health that focus on changing the conditions and environments in which people live, work, study, pray and play.
  • We believe in the fundamental need for healthier communities and the central role that communities play in their own well-being.
  • We believe that creating healthier communities and overcoming complex societal concerns requires collaborative solutions that bring communities and institutions together as equal partners and build upon their assets, strengths and capacities.
  • We believe in the power of partnerships to transform communities and institutions.
  • We are committed to social justice and strive to model equity and justice in how we approach and carry out our work. 

Our strategic goals are to:

  • Leverage the knowledge, wisdom and experience in communities and in academic institutions to solve pressing health, social, environmental and economic challenges.
  • Ensure that community-driven social change is central to the work of community-academic partnerships.
  • Build the capacity of communities and academic institutions to engage each other in partnerships that balance power, share resources, and work towards systems change.