The following is a list of community-based initiatives in which CCE works collaboratively with community stakeholders to identify and understand current public health challenges and the affected populations. These partnerships create meaningful experiences for faculty, students, and community stakeholders to develop innovative approaches to tackling the most pressing public health issues.
Healthy Neighbors Partnership
In 2010, the Healthy Neighbors Partnership, was formed between Upstate Medical University, Syracuse Housing Authority External Icon, and the Pioneer Homes Tenant Association.
Invest Health is a new initiative that brings together diverse leaders from mid-sized U.S. cities across the nation to develop new strategies for increasing and leveraging private and public investments to accelerate improvements in neighborhoods facing the biggest barriers to better health.
Onondaga County Drug Taskforce
The Onondaga County Drug Task force consists of addiction specialists, public health professionals, law enforcement agents, physicians, treatment specialists, and a variety of community partners working together to combat the heroin and opioids epidemic.
Project AWARE/Mental Health First Aid
As a part of the President Obama¿s ¿Now Is the Time¿ initiative in response to school violence, The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) funded Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resilience Education) to expand the capacity of state and local educational agencies to increase awareness of mental health and substance abuse issues.
Syracuse V.O.I.C.E. (Voter Outreach, Inclusion, and Community Empowerment) is a coalition between the Center for Civic Engagement, Syracuse/Onondaga NAACP, and the League of Women Voters of the Syracuse Metro Area, dedicated to nonpartisan voter engagement.