Community Campus Partnership for Health

The ISU Community Campus Partnership for Health (CCPH) is an outreach and service hub that works in partnership with the ISU Translational Research Network (U-TuRN) to promote community engagement.

As the name suggests, the goal of the CCPH group is to build and support mutually beneficial campus / community partnerships that focus on health. The ISU CCPH group follows guidelines and principles from the national CCPH movement ( Service learning is the key programming strategy in the ISU CCPH since it provides mutual benefits to both students and community partners.

  • Students benefit from the opportunities to apply their knowledge and skill in real world applications and to gain professional experience.
  • Community partners, in turn, benefit from the expertise and passion of students working through their organizations.

Browse the links here to learn more about our work and our vision for CCPH. If you are interested in learning more about U-TuRN visit the website at or email us at 

Community Engagement Club

The Community Engagement Club is for students and members of the community who understand and seek to promote the importance of engaged scholarship and collaboration between the university and organizations/communities in Iowa. As members of CEC, we use an ISU online portal, GivePulse, to facilitate community engagement. If you are interested in leadership, volunteering, and/or applying your research to help communities in Iowa, CEC is the club for you!

To become an official member, sign up through the Iowa State Student Organization Database!

Coordination and Outreach through GivePulse

With support from GivePulse, the ISU CCPH has been building tools designed to help other ISU organizations set up and manage service and volunteer efforts. If you belong to an ISU organization, club or campus group and would like to post your own volunteer opportunities or participate in other CCPH events, click here to fill out a short form. We will contact you to give you admin rights to your own personal group on GivePulse. This is an incredible event management system that greatly benefits both your organization and your volunteers

Community Engagement and Service Learning Opportunities

The CCPH supports community engagement through several levels and types of service learning opportunities. Through our GivePulse channel, we seek to connectt students with community partners that want help with health related programming. ISU students can also pursue a more structured, but self-guided, community health experiences through a customizable service learning course (KIN 391 - Service Learning Leadership Experience). This course allows students to continue work with a specific community partner or to take on new opportunities through a more 1:1 partnership. Students benefit directly from the opportunities to work with community leaders and community health agencies and reflect on their experiences to internalize learning from these applied service activities. Interested community agencies can register through GivePulse to post their opportunites. For additional information contact Dr. Greg Welk (

Students, learn how YOU can volunteer in the community!

If you are a student at Iowa State and would like to strengthen your resume through working with a widely diverse population and directly impacting the health and well-being of the community, then click on the Students tab to your left. Here you will find opportunities to enroll in special classes that are designed to give you academic credits for your volunteer efforts. Additionally, you will find a link to sign up and get started immediately. Signing up does not commit you to any specific event, rather, you will be placed on a mailing list to receive updates about potential volunteer opportunities. 

Resources for Iowa State Faculty

The ISU CCPH has also set up resources to assist other faculty members in setting up other course-based service learning modules. Click here to find out more and begin the creation of your own service learning course.

Community Health Service Learning through HS 430

The ISU CCPH initiative has helped to establish an ongoing service learning collaborative with an upper division Kinesiology course (HS 430: Community Health Program Planning). Students in the Community and Public Health option take this capstone course to learn about principles of community health programming. To provide practical experiences, students complete a required service learning component that allows them to directly assist community organnizations and county health agencies with planning, coordination or execution of community health initiatives. Students have worked with a number of Iowa counties but we are always looking for new partners. Counties interestted in working with students in the future can contact Dr. Greg Welk (