Our vision is to be a hub of research excellence and innovation in health promotion and disease prevention through systems and community design.


Our Mission is to create healthy communities through systems change.


Functional Objectives

  • Research Function: Foster and conduct collaborative and trans-disciplinary research through the lens of systems science and design thinking, leverage theories and methods from diverse disciplines.
  • Educational Function: Train the next generation of systems thinkers and practitioners in public health through engagement in the Center’s work.
  • Convening Function: Serve as a think-tank and forum of multi-stakeholder and cross-sectoral dialogue and solution generation for urgent and complex public health issues.
  • Practice Function: Provide expert consultancy to communities and organizations in diverse sectors on strategies for creating and evaluating systems change.


Topical Areas

Topics of interest to the Center are broad by design and not limited to a particular aspect of health and wellness in order to maintain a focus on explorations and applications of a variety of systems approaches.

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