Formerly the UIC Neighborhoods Initiative-West, we have changed our name to the Office of Community Engagement and Neighborhood Health Partnerships.
Building Partnerships for Stronger Communities and a Stronger University
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Whether you are already familiar with our organization or are visiting for the first time, we encourage you to spend a few moments exploring our website to learn about the OCENHP mission and how we are working to enhance both community and university leadership and organizational capacity.
UIC Office of Community Engagement and Neighborhood Health Partnerships (OCENHP) represents a diverse network of partnerships between the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), a land-grant institution, and organizations in the neighborhoods adjacent to UIC or near University-sponsored, community-based facilities. OCENHP is a major vehicle through which the University fulfills the mission of the Great Cities Commitment with particular emphasis on the engagement of students, faculty and staff in long-term, meaningful relationships with communities. OCENHP has a campus-wide focus that extends to all UIC colleges. To facilitate internal partnership among colleges, the OCENHP supports two strategically located offices, one on each side of UIC's large urban campus.
The University of Illinois at Chicago Office of Community Engagement and Neighborhoods Health Partnerships focuses on developing, facilitating and maintaining viable campus-community partnerships.
Key areas of concentration:
- Health Professional Education
- Consumer Education
- Community-engaged Research
- Community Health Services
OCENHP supports unique partnerships that enliven the mission of the University of Illinois at Chicago and engage community serving organizations in cooperative efforts to improve Chicago communities.
OCENHP leads the way in...
The Center for Excellence in the Elimination of Disparities
The goal of CEED@Chicago is to prevent and reduce the burden of diabetes and CVD among the Hispanic/Latino and African American populations in the Chicago metropolitan statistical area and eventually extending to the Midwest region and the United States. More
Community School Health Centers
OCENHP Division of Community Health School Health Centers provide primary healthcare, acute and chronic illness management, nutrition, weight reduction, obesity prevention, and health education services to students and families of community schools. OCENHP Community School Health Centers are separately managed, federally funded satellites of UIC Mile Square Health Center. More
The Chicago Partnership for Health Promotion
Established in 2002, the Chicago Partnership for Health Promotion (CPHP) mission is to provide high quality nutrition education, health promotion and disease prevention services though partnerships, directed at eligible families in Chicago. More
Faith and Health Initiatives
The Office of Faith Community Health Promotion
The Office of Faith Community Health Promotion (OFCHP) is a program that establishes mutually supportive relationships with Chicago's Faith Community- places of worship from all faith traditions. More