Campus-Community Partnerships


The Community Health Division has partnerships with clinics, schools, and advocacy and community-based organizations that facilitate its campus-community projects. Through these partnerships, the Division accomplishes its mission of providing a learning experience that links communities’ health and well-being and of improving the health of medically underserved communities.

COMMUNITY RESEARCH AND LEARNING NETWORK (CoRAL). Georgetown University is one of eight local universities involved in the CoRAL consortium. By integrating community-based research and service-learning courses across disciplines and throughout curriculum development, CoRAL consortium universities are committed to becoming engaged in the community by mobilizing their educational and scholarly resources. CoRAL’s programmatic focus is on professional development of university faculty, civic engagement and leadership development among undergraduates, and capacity-building for nonprofit service agencies to effectively utilize CBR results to improve service delivery and broaden public awareness.

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE RESEARCH, TEACHING AND SERVICE.  The Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching and Service promotes and helps develop curricular offerings that incorporate community-based work and service to justice. The Center also serves as a catalyst to consolidate and advance the exciting community-based research projects.

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY PSYCHIATRY DEPARTMENT.  The Community Health Division has collaborated on many projects with the Psychiatry Department’s active mental health research program. This research program conducts nationally recognized and federally funded studies in mental health services for low-income populations, trauma/PTSD, psychotherapy, schizophrenia, adolescent substance abuse, cross-cultural psychiatry and physician decision-making.

MEDICAL HOMES DC AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTER (MHDC-AHEC). Medical Homes D.C. Area Health Education Center, through partnerships with schools and universities, seeks to promote workforce development and health education at the community level. They provide clear tracks toward work in the community health center settings; improve the experiences of health professionals who work in the District’s safety net clinics and increase the number of underrepresented minorities who enter health careers. MHDC-AHEC provides a platform to lay out innovative pilot programs and strategies to improve the health status of D.C.’s most vulnerable residents. For more information, please contact Program Manager Judy Levy at (202) 638-0252 ext 202.

UNITY HEALTH CARE, INC. The Department of Family Medicine partners with Unity Health Care, Inc. on a variety of levels. Multiple faculty members in our department have their clinical practice at one of Unity’s community health centers. Unity is also the clinical practice site for the four Department fellowships, and the Family Medicine Residency Program provides inpatient care for Unity patients. Finally, faculty in the Community Health Division partner with the D.C. Department of Health and the D.C. Primary Care Association to ensure the survival of safety net clinics, strengthen community support services and improve access to health care.