Students for Health Equity

Founded in 2006, Students for Health Equity (formerly Communities And Students Together for Learning-Enhanced Service), leverages unique campus resources with the knowledge, skills, and experience of communities to pursue health equity and improve the health and wellness of underserved or marginalized communities in Davidson County, Tennessee. Students for Health Equity achieves this by partnering with established community agencies to bridge the resources of the community with those of the university, implementing replicable and research-informed models, and involving undergraduate and graduate students in community-engaged program evaluation, research, organizational capacity building, and implementation of pilot community initiatives. Students for Health Equity is a student-driven program, with guidance from VUSN faculty member and SHE director, Leah Branam.