Advancing Health Equity and Community Health

Urban Health works across the university to advance health equity and the health of our community in the Greater Cincinnati region through a wide range of programs and initiatives, funding opportunities, and partnerships that are designed to facilitate community collaboration.

As an urban public research university affiliated with the regions only academic health center, we have a responsibility to leverage and align the expertise of the university with strengths of the community to address issues related to the health and well-being of our region. The Urban Health Pathway serves as a crossing point between the University of Cincinnati and the community to help build health solutions and train a diverse healthcare workforce that will improve the lives of our residents.


Our researchers lead innovative and community-engaged research and evidence-based practice.


Our action summits and symposiums bring together faculty, staff, students, community leaders, and service professionals across our community to share research and evidence-based strategies, identify critical challenges, and to strengthen academic-community relationships to advance health and health equity in the Greater Cincinnati region.


Our community engagement efforts build mutually beneficial relationship and partnerships with our community for purposeful learning related to service learning and research


We understand that urbanization is one of the most important demographic shifts and has represented a substantial change on how characteristics of the urban environment affect population and community health.

News Spotlight

Urban Health Pathway awarded over $65,000 in Community-Engaged and Interdisciplinary Research

The Curricular Approaches to Radical Education (CARE) Project In the U.S. 1 out of 5 people have...

Impacting Innovation in Mental Health Care

Overcoming the challenges posed by mental health requires innovative approaches to meeting needs. It also takes cooperation among local experts and organizations. In meeting these objectives, the Urban Health Pathway at UC sponsored an all-day Mental Health Action Summit on October 12.

UC grant will increase training of clinicians to work with at-risk youth

A nearly $2 million grant to the University of Cincinnati’s College of Allied Health Sciences will establish the UC Bear-CAT Fellowship Program. The goal of the project is to increase the number of adequately prepared graduate-level behavioral health clinicians entering and continuing practice with at-risk children, adolescents, and transitional-age youth (ages 18-24) in the Greater Cincinnati region.