OCEAN-HP brings together the expertise, resources and wisdom of the communities with that of the university to first understand and then respond to the contextual needs of communities.   Working as neighbors, OCEAN-HP facilitates relationships that enhance both community and university leadership and organizational capacity.   Through partnerships, we contribute to neighborhood revitalization through teaching, research, and services that focus on measurable improvements in educational outcomes, health status, economic conditions, physical environment and safety among other important issues.