The Institute for the Advancement of Community Health (IACH) facilitates high impact student experiences and community engaged research, focusing on building partnerships in education and research, and championing key community programs, with a commitment to health equity, justice, and diversity.
The IACH is uniquely positioned to convene academics, practitioners, and medical professionals to address community health issues with applied, professional focus. Our community research provides a real-life learning lab for our students, while also advancing the implementation of evidenced based-strategies with a focus on measurable outcomes to reduce health disparities in our community.
Community Health is a collaborative enterprise that uses evidence-based strategies and other approaches to engage with communities to optimize health and quality of life for all. This work is best accomplished through new approaches and collaborations with our on-campus and off-campus stakeholders. Our work is focused in three primary areas:
- Center for Community Health Education Programs
- Center for Community Action Research & Evaluation
- Center for Community Health Conversations