The Harlem Health Promotion Center's mission is to serve as a collaboration of community, academic and public health stakeholders that uses research, education, advocacy and service delivery to improve the health and well-being of the Harlem community.
As an innovative and inclusive not-for-profit public health organization serving Harlem, HHPC aims to make use of community partnerships, communication and dissemination, training, evaluation, information technology, and infrastructure to improve the health and well-being of Harlem residents across a broad spectrum of health issues.
This goal is accomplished through the use of a socio-ecological model that incorporates community-based research, service delivery, and education [make links to these sections] in response to the evolving needs of the community. To further accomplish this goal, dynamic community and academic collaborations allow HHPC to connect local Harlem resources with the broader public health community in order to promote health and strengthen partnerships within Harlem and with public health stakeholders throughout New York.
Prevention Research Centers: HHPC is part of a national network of Prevention Research Centers (PRCs) funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). PRCs form an interdependent network of community, academic, and public health partners that conduct prevention research and promote the wide use of practices proven to promote good health.
This website is supported by Cooperative Agreement Number U48-DP-00030 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Findings and conclusions in this website are those of the Harlem Health Promotion Center and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health: HHPC is under the administration of the Department of Sociomedical Sciences at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.
It also maintains strong links to Harlem Hospital, New York Presbyterian Hospital and other academic and community medical centers, as well as the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the New York State Department of Health, and an expanding network of community partners.