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Mission Statement

The Hunter College Center for Community and Urban Health is dedicated to strengthening the capacity of individuals, families, organizations and populations to address and resolve contemporary community and urban health issues and concerns. We believe that health is physical, mental, emotional and social well-being, and that the health conditions that impact communities or urban areas are often multiple and interrelated. We define communities by a common location, affiliation or experience, and recognize that urban public health issues often go beyond metropolitan boundaries.

The Center conducts scientifically-informed, interdisciplinary research and evaluation, program development, training and education, technical assistance and consultation, and policy advisement. We subscribe in all aspects of our work to best practice and cultural competency principles, and to the highest ethical standards. We believe that solutions to public health problems are best achieved by employing the collective wisdom of our clients, their communities, and our professions through collaborations and partnerships.

The Center is part of the Schools of the Health Professions of Hunter College, City University of New York (CUNY), one of the oldest and most diverse public university systems in the United States. The Schools of the Health Professions includes the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing and the School of Health Sciences, which together train public health specialists and many other health professionals. We draw on scholars and practitioners from the Schools of the Health Professions and from throughout CUNY, and take pride in fostering the careers of future leaders in public health.


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