The Center for Promoting Health and Health Equality (CPHHE) is a community/university collaboration to improve health outcomes in Omaha and the region. Our partners are community leaders who represent key organizations and multidisciplinary Creighton University faculty with expertise in health care, health care research and education. Together we aim to promote health and reduce health disparities in Nebraska populations. CPHHE partners collaborate to identify community needs for promoting health equality and develop strategies to meet those needs. Initially identified community needs include the areas of cancer, violence, heart health (cardiovascular), diabetes, and HIV/AIDS.