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Building Partnerships for Stronger Communities and a Stronger University

Welcome to University of Illinois at Chicago Office of Community Engagement And Neighborhood Health Partnerships Online Community!

Whether you are already familiar with our organization or are visiting for the first time, we encourage you to spend a few moments exploring our website to learn about the OCEAN-HP mission and how we are working to enhance both community and university leadership and organizational capacity.

OCEAN-HP has a campus-wide focus that extends to all UIC colleges.  We focus on developing, facilitating and sustaining viable and mutually beneficial campus-community partnerships.


Our major areas of concentration include:

  • Health professional and lay health worker education
  • Consumer health and wellness education
  • Community-engaged research, research dissemination and implementation
  • Community-based health services including primary and behavioral healthcare services


OCEAN-HP supports unique partnerships that enliven the mission of the University of Illinois at Chicago and engage community-serving organizations in cooperative efforts to improve Chicago communities.

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