About Us

The Community Campus Partnership for Health is coordinated by faculty and students from the Physical Activity and Health Promotion Lab in the ISU Kinesiology Department.

Our lab is committed to service learning, community engagement, and participatory research models that enable us to apply our work to advance research on health and physical activity programming while serving our local community and state. Through the CCPH model we are working to build partnerships across campus and in the community to help facilitate campus / community connections. The University (and the students) has interest in supporting local programming but community organizations and agencies often find it hard to share needs and opportunities through the campus network. The CCPH hub provides a way to link the community and campus together for mutual benefit. Students benefit from the chance to connect with and serve the community. The community, in turn, benefits from the support and assistance of motivated and engaged students.  If you are interested in joining the cause and helping us to build this vision please contact us at ccph@iastate.edu. Direct inquiries can also be made to Dr. Greg Welk, the faculty coordinator of CCPH and the Physical Activity and Health Promotion Lab (gwelk@iastate.edu). 


Our lab currently supports a number of other outreach programs including ExerCYse is Medicine, SWITCH, and the VERB Summer Scorecard. These are linked with and through the CCPH model. Click on their individual tabs to learn more about their efforts. 


Research in our lab (Physical Activity and Health Promotion Lab) has led to the development of two powerful, behaviorally based tools that have considerable utility for both research and education applications. Years of research and development has led to both of these powerful behavior change tools now being readily availaible online for easier use and adaptation. Visit the separate tabs on the Family Nutrition and Physical Activity (FNPA) page and the Youth Activity Profile (YAP) page for more information about what each has to offer.