Center for Community Health Partnerships (CCHP)


Welcome to the South Carolina Clinical & Translation Research Center for Community Health Partnerships (SCTR/CCHP). SCTR/CCHP exists to lead an innovative, system-wide effort to strengthen capacity for collaborative research relationships among academic investigators and community members, community-based clinicians, and local health care organizations.

It is dedicated to engaging community members and academic partners in all aspects of the research process to promote health, reduce the risk of illness and disease, and build community resilience and capacity to help transform health care and eliminate health disparities. Primary emphasis is on collaboratively addressing community identified health priorities. The Community Engaged Scholars Program (CES-P), a resource offered by SCTR/CCHP and directed by Dr. Michelle Nichols, PhD, RN, College of Nursing, offers training, mentorship, and grant funds to stimulate joint academic-community pilot research studies across South Carolina.

Learn more about CCHP here