Connecting and Collaborating to Support Community Health Priorities

The CMU Interdisciplinary Center for Community Health and Wellness is a multi-college partnership that links with community health priorities to stimulate collaborations, research and education about health and wellness for disease prevention, health promotion, health communication, quality of life improvement and related economic benefits for Michigan and beyond.

2019 Tribal Opioid Summit, Soaring Eagle Resort and Casino Dr. Jeanette Betancourt, Sesame Street in Communities

The center supports many programs and trainings such as the 2019 Tribal Opioid Summit, Soaring Eagle Resort and Casino Dr. Jeanette Betancourt, Sesame Street in Communities.

Program Offerings

  • Research collaborations.
  • Program partnerships.
  • Professional education offerings.
  • Training opportunities.
  • Community capacity building initiatives focused on improving health and strengthening networks.
  • Trauma-responsive communities of practice.

NEW 2020-2021:   Professional Education Podcast Programs

  • Timely resources for professionals and the public.
  • Tools and strategies to address health priorities.
  • Responding to ACEs: Resources for Resilience available for continuing education credit and for listening public.
  • Effects of COVID-19 on Children, Caregivers, and Health Providers.

Mission

The proposed mission for the Interdisciplinary Center for Community Health and Wellness at Central Michigan University will be to stimulate and promote basic and applied research and education about health and wellness for disease prevention, health promotion, health communication, quality of life improvement and related economic benefits for Michigan and beyond.

Goals

  • Establish and sustain CMU as a model for health and wellness education.
  • Promote scholarship, interdisciplinary research, service, and applied practice in wellness-related academic disciplines through external partnerships and collaborations.
  • Engage students in the community to improve health outcomes and promote inter-professional learning networks.
  • Collaborate with the community to benefit the health and well-being of all citizens of CMU's region, Michigan and the nation.

Colleges Working in Partnership

Contact

Alison Arnold Alison Arnold
Director

Phone: 989-774-4356
Email: alison.arnold@cmich.edu

 

Andrea Beatty Andrea Beatty
Coordinator

Phone: 989-774-2628
Email: andrea.beatty@cmich.edu