Collaboratory for Health Justice
col·lab·o·ra·to·ry, noun: an environment where a group of people work together to solve complex problems by exploring collaborative innovations. Defining factors of a collaboratory include facilitated communication, resource-sharing, and reciprocal engagement.
The UIC School of Public Health Collaboratory for Health Justice is dedicated to enhancing reciprocal engagement between the community and UIC faculty, students, and staff. Our emphasis is on connecting people to each other and to resources that will ultimately improve their public health research, teaching, and practice. We strive to advance health justice—that all people would have the power and resources to have agency over their health, which requires addressing systems of oppression such as classism, racism, sexism and xenophobia.
Our mission is to support academic-community partnerships by facilitating the meaningful participation of broad stakeholders; fostering representation & presence in academic settings; and providing training and technical assistance for integrating community engagement across research, teaching and practice.
Our vision is health justice attained through active participation of broad stakeholders in the UIC School of Public Health through research, teaching and practice
Implementation Task Force
Susan Altfeld, PhD
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Senior Director for Strategic Initiatives
Assistant Dean of Advancement
Clinical Assistant Professor of Community Health Sciences
Assistant Director, P3RC Center