Community Relations
Community service is a hallmark of the Creighton tradition.
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Community service is an essential part of our mission and a hallmark of the Creighton tradition. We provide experiential education that involves teaching through action. Our students develop the skills necessary to become leaders in their professions and in their communities.

In partnership with community organizations, Creighton’s faculty members design service-learning projects based on two main objectives: meeting community needs and advancing students’ understanding of course content. Creighton's 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. Together we aim to promote health in Nebraska populations.

We also work to meet the need for qualified professionals in the field by encouraging individuals from minority groups to pursue healthcare professions. Creighton University Health Sciences is a recognized leader in the training and development of a multicultural healthcare workforce that serves to reduce health disparities in underserved and diverse communities through research, culturally proficient education, community interaction and engagements.

Creighton supports a variety of community organizations that serve the healthcare needs of those less fortunate.  Some of our efforts include: Creighton’s student-directed Magis Clinic at the Siena-Francis House in Omaha, Project CURA (Creighton Medical United in Relief Assistance) and One World Clinic. In addition, Creighton has a joint partnership with the Heart Ministry Center Porto Health Clinic, offering free urgent care and dental services.

Many of our students are involved with the Charles Drew Center, which serves families in north Omaha, and with Project Hope, which provides food and clothing emergency services for those in need.