CCPH is a non-profit organization with over 2,000 members. These individuals and organizations represent colleges and universities, community-based organizations, health care delivery systems, student service organizations, foundations and governments.
CCPH's mission "is to promote health equity and social justice through partnerships between communities and academic institutions." The organization's strategic goals are to:
- Leverage the knowledge, wisdom and experience in communities and in academic institutions to solve pressing health, social, environmental, and economic challenges.
- Ensure that community-driven social change is central to the work of community-academic partnerships.
- Build the capacity of communities and academic institutions to engage each other in partnerships that balance power, share resources and work towards systems change.
CCPH works to achieve these goals through knowledge mobilization, training and technical assistance, research, building coalitions and advocating for supportive policies.
The past Executive Director of CCPH, Sarena Seifer, is a founding member of Community-Based Research Canada.