The Center for Community Health and Development

The Center for Community Health and Development

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The mission of the KU Center for Community Health and Development (CCHD) is to promote community health and development through collaborative research, teaching and public service. Established in 1975, the KU CCHD joined the Life Span Institute as a distinct center in 1990. The CCHD has developed widely used capabilities for community-based participatory research (including its Online Documentation and Support System) and for building capacity for community work (including the Community Tool Box). Recognition of these capabilities led to official designation in 2004 as a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre.

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