Center for Community Health
Advancing Health Equity Through Partnerships
The Center for Community Health partners with communities and organizations through research and education to help eradicate health disparities, increase capacity for prevention, and create sustainable solutions.
Advancing health equity through partnerships that foster healthy, vibrant communities.
Who We Are
The Center for Community Health at the University of North Texas Health Science Center was created in 2007 as a joint venture with the Foundation for Community Empowerment's McDonald Williams Institute. The Williams Institute moved to the University of Texas at Dallas in 2008 to later become the Institute for Urban Policy Research, and the Center for Community Health became autonomous at UNTHSC. In 2009, the Health Institutes of Texas (HIT) were created as the as the research infrastructure of UNTHSC, and the Center for Community Health became part of the newly-formed Texas Prevention Institute.
Our team includes:
- Project Management Staff
- Interdisciplinary Faculty
- Graduate Students
- Community Advisory Board
- Steering Committees
What We Do
- Community-Based Participatory Research: We engage in research areas such as Cancer, Chronic Disease, Health Literacy, HIV/AIDS, Infant Mortality and Obesity using applied frameworks such as a community-based participatory approach, a life course approach, the spectrum of prevention, and social determinants of health. Our research is supported by national, state and local grants, contributions, and partnerships contracts.
- Outreach, Partnerships and Collaborations: Through community engagement, we facilitate partnerships and identify opportunities for synergy. We also foster the growth of collaborations that can nurture and sustain community resources.
- Education, Training and Research Assistance: We support our community and organizational partners through training, research briefs, policy analysis and white papers. We also provide technical assistance with survey development, methodology consultation, and brokering partnerships.
- Evaluation: We partner with organizations to examine strategies and interventions to improve the health of our communities.
Why Get Involved?
- Engage in research and education that advance health equity.
- Create sustainable solutions for wellness.
- Build partnerships that foster healthy, vibrant communities.
Kim Linnear, Associate Director