Center for Community Health
Creating Community Capacity to Reduce Health Disparities
Welcome to the Center for Community Health website. As part of the Texas Prevention Institute, we focus on the following goals:
- Work collaboratively with the community
- Facilitate interdisciplinary, policy-relevant research
- Translate research into practice and policy
- Enhance community capacity for prevention
- Improve population health with a special focus on vulnerable populations
- Eliminate health disparities
- Build trust in the community
At the heart of every endeavor of the Center for Community Health is the concept of health equity through community empowerment. Broadly defined, a community encompasses not only geographic areas, but also social, religious, political, and economic alliances. It is through these alliances that members derive a sense of belonging from one or more shared characteristics. Empowerment is the ability of a community to gain control and generate positive changes in individual lives and their environments. It is through community empowerment that we hope to sustain health equity for especially vulnerable populations.
We hope you will visit our page often to learn more about our projects in the DFW community and see how the CBPR approach to research can make a difference in the lives of our communites. To see a complete list of our current and past research projects, please click on the Research Projects link in the sidebar.
Save the Date: Symposium – Health Literacy in Tarrant County Adults: A System Approach
To read about more about our research projects, please click here.
Click here to read the Fall 2012 Center for Community Health Newsletter (Spring 2013 issue coming soon!)v