Engaging colleges and universities as partners in Healthy Communities initiatives.
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Engaging colleges and universities as partners in Healthy Communities initiatives.

  • 2000 Mar-Jun

  • Source: Public Health Rep. 115(2-3):234-237
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      Colleges and universities have an important role to play in building healthier communities. In many communities, however, these institutions are viewed with mistrust and skepticism, not as partners or assets. Academics often fail to respect and value community resources; they often assume the role of experts when they approach communities, in the context of short-term projects that place a priority on their goals rather than on communities' goals. Yet, colleges and universities have much to contribute as partners with their communities, and there are many strategies that can be used to develop community-campus partnerships. Whether the leadership for such a partnership starts with the community or the campus is not particularly important as long as the collaboration moves forward in a way that honors and values the strengths and assets of each.
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