Launched in 2011, the Center for Health Innovation is a regional health care think tank that leverages Adelphi’s extensive expertise in mental, public, personal and environmental health. Signature accomplishments to date include the publication of Erudition—the University’s research magazine—hosting symposia for professionals and the public, conducting national polls and launching new graduate degree programs in health informatics and public health. A core initiative of the University’s strategic plan, Adelphi 2015, this start-up is poised for future growth.
A commitment to strong community connections is in Adelphi’s DNA, earning the University the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching’s prestigious Community Engagement Classification in 2010, an honor given to only 10 institutions of higher education in New York State. This classification reflects the University’s purposeful efforts to make community engagement a defining feature of Adelphi. Its initiatives in this area epitomize Adelphi’s simultaneous commitment to its core founding values and to the rapidly changing local, national and global communities it serves.
Investments in more than a dozen well-regarded public policy and community services centers—ranging from the 30-year-old Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program to the newer Institute for Parenting and the Long Island Center for Nonprofit Leadership—have earned Adelphi a reputation as an “engaged university.” This engagement extends beyond the region in important ways. Faculty members are engaged in developing and evaluating new programs and service models and, along with students, participate in research to inform social policy, program and service delivery.
As the engaged university, Adelphi encourages student, faculty and staff participation in its extensive community service programs and welcomes the community’s attendance at its cultural, educational, and athletic activities.