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).As the name suggests, the goal of the CCPH group is to build and support mutually beneficial campus / community partnerships that focus on health. Browse the links here to learn more about our work and our vision for CCPH. If you are interested in learning more about CCPH you can reach us at ccph@iastate.edu.  


Community Engagement Club

The CCPH group partners with a student organization on campus known as the Community Engagement Club. The club's goal is to facilitate student involvement in community-based programming. The club can help community organizations share opportunities for engagement and for students to find them! Students can learn more about the club on the the student tab. To become an official member, sign up through the Iowa State Student Organization Database!


Internships and Service Learning 

The CCPH supports community engagement through formalized internships in various departments on campus including Kinesiology and Human Development and Family Studies. Students can also enroll in a flexible, supervised service learning course (KIN 391 - Service Learning Leadership Experience). This course allows students to continue work with a specific community partner or to contribute to overall coordination of CCPH and GivePulse to get applied experiences in community health. See the Student Tab or contact contact Dr. Greg Welk (gwelk@iastate.edu) for more information.


Resources for Iowa State Faculty

The ISU CCPH is linked to the Community Engagement Collective within the U-TuRN network on campus. This group provides ways for faculty and staff to collaborate and connect with other faculty that share interests in community engaged work. The group is open to anyone and operates as a Special Interest Group within the network. Complete the U-TuRN interest form to share your interests and to join the lists.


Support for County Health Leaders 

The ISU CCPH initiative has established sustainable service learning partnerships with county health leaders across the state through an upper division public health 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 and service learning is the primary mode of instruction. Students work in teams to provide support and assistance to county health leaders on projects that directly support the county. See details in the right panel. Counties interestted in working with students in the future can contact Dr. Greg Welk (gwelk@iastate.edu).


Story County Programming  

The ISU CCPH group has been working collaboratively with the United Way of Story County and the Story County Quality of Life Alliance (SCQOL) to help with coordination and communication of local partnerships. The SCQOL group was set up as an "Alliance" to harness the collective power of many different community coalitions and organizations. Our team has been handling updates on the website and we also prepare monthly newsletters to share information. If you would like to join the SCQOL email list click here and you can register your email address. Visit www.storycountyqol.org for more details about joining the Alliance or the scheduled meetings.