Welcome to the Center for Public Policy and Health’s (CPPH) official website. Formerly known as the Center for Public Administration and Public Policy, the CPPH’s mission is to conduct research to develop and improve public policies aimed at enhancing the public’s health, and to provide targeted assistance to public, non-profit, and private sector organizations.

The CPPH, through its experienced staff and affiliates, continues its thirty year tradition of serving as a resource to public, non-profit, and private sector organizations in Ohio and around the country.  While the Center works in a variety of policy areas pertinent to health, the environment, and community well-being, it is continuing its research and facilitation work on intergovernmental collaboration and environmental policy while expanding its work on improving public health in Ohio and beyond.

Please check back regularly for updates on the Center’s work.

The Deweese Health Center on the Campus of Kent State University serves the health needs of students, faculty and staff of Kent State.

Mental Health Awareness Trainings

Mental Health Awareness (gatekeeper) trainings are programs that increase mental health knowledge, reduce mental illness stigma, and develop skills needed to make referrals to appropriate mental health professionals. 

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Sculpture outside of the Kent State Hotel

Upcoming Events

Events for the Center for Public Policy and and Health include different Ohio Municipal Clerks Association Training Programs throughout the year. 

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