Healthy Neighborhood Healthy Heart Initiative (Healthy Heart) is a collaborative service learning experience to address identified health concerns of neighborhood residents. Healthy Heart is a collaborative program of Cuyahoga Community College (CCC) Nursing Education Department, Saint Vincent Charity Hospital (SVCH) Community Outreach Department, and five low-income urban apartment complexes. The program utilizes service learning framework and coalition building. As a result, academic institutions, agencies, target populations, and the community as a whole are positively impacted and collaborate in the experience. The goals of the initiative are to:
1. Empower individuals, families, and groups to make informed health care decisions based on screening results
2. Sensitize students to the health concerns of a multicultural community
3. Promote community-based practice aimed at addressing unmet, identified health concerns
4. Create a sustainable community partnership.
Beck, Christine and Knurek, Joan Wiencek, "Healthy Neighborhood Healthy Heart Initiative: Bridging Community Health Theory to Civic Commitment" (2004). Partnerships/Community. 25.