CEEHD has developed partnerships with key community stakeholders such as local politicians, community-based organization leaders and their clients, and faith-based organizations. We have used these partnerships to develop novel approaches to recognizing, preventing, and treating chronic conditions. Our goal is to utilize the natural resources that exist within communities and to enable them to develop their own capacity for change and to fully participate in translational scientific research.

The following partners are vital to ensuring that all projects undertaken in the Center produce outcomes that lead to improved minority health and the elimination of health disparities.


Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)

Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing

Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research

Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center

Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center

National Council of State Boards of Nursing

Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc.

National Black Nurses Association

Winston-Salem Forsyth County Department of Public Health

WSSU Department of Chemistry

WSSU School of Graduate Studies and Research

WSSU Office of Sponsored Programs

WSSU Center for Community Safety

WSSU Center for Entrepreneurship

WSSU Center for Excellence in Financial Services

WSSU Simon Green Atkins Community Development Corporation

WSSU Small Business and Technology Development Center