Mission Statement

To provide University engagement with the Memphis and Shelby County community toward improved and equitable health and education outcomes for children and families and to increase capacity of the systems that support them.

Vision Statement

The Institute for Interdisciplinary Memphis Partnerships to Advance Community Transformation for Children (iIMPACT) will be an innovative model for change that harnesses the collective impact of academic-community partnerships to promote health and equity among urban children exposed to trauma. This collaborative approach will lead to structural change that fosters long-term health and equity for urban youth.


  • iIMPACT is an integrated hub for academic-community partnerships that advance healthy childhood and family development.
  • iIMPACT focuses on benefiting West TN children and families, while creating replicable models for other urban communities and/or using applicable, proven models developed elsewhere.
  • iIMPACT actively engages with key community stakeholders, inclusive of families and neighborhood leaders, to collectively address systemic barriers to quality services and effective care.