Based in Harlem, New York City, and housed at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, the Center for Systems and Community Design is at the forefront of public health entrepreneurship, integrating research, business, policy and design. At the Center, we believe there is a role for every individual, every organization, and every sector to play in health. Through cross-sectoral partnerships and diverse methodologies such as systems science, design thinking, business strategy design and implementation, collaboration science, and social entrepreneurship, the Center seeks to (re)frame health problems, unpack complex issues, create a network of public health entrepreneurs, develop and scale creative solutions that are community-centric, integrate social and environmental impact into standard business practice, and inform policy agendas.

As a think-tank and do-tank, we invite those – from any discipline or sector – who are passionate about social impact and systems change to reach out and join us as we galvanize a multi-sectoral approach to improving population health and welling. 



Find out about our organization, mission, methods, initiatives and passion for change.

Learn More →

Take Action

Ready to take the next step? You can become a contributor to our cause or participate yourself.

Find Out How →