The Collaboratory

Your community's health resource

serving albany's south end residents

The Collaboratory, “laboratory for collaboration,” is located at 230 Green Street in Albany. Signature services at The Collaboratory are delivered by ACPHS’s Public Health Pharmacy Team (PHPT) and Trinity Alliance’s Wellness Advocates Linking Communities (WALC) team.

Together, the programs address social justice and social determinants of health, with the shared goal of improving population health.  We do this by equipping our community with the tools to maintain a meaningful connection to healthcare. Pharmacists have a long history of acting as public health advocates and practitioners within their communities and our community health workers bring a great community rapport to the table. This collaborative model bridges social supports and healthcare, connecting individuals with resources and solutions to take ownership of their health.

Call us at (518) 487-4117 to schedule your appointment. We also accept walk-ins, Monday-Friday, from 9 am - 5 pm.

Wendy M. Parker, PH.D.
Wendy M. Parker, PH.D. Collaboratory Director
Associate Professor
Focus: Health Disparities

Contact Information
(518) 694-7361
wendy.parker@acphs.edu
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Improving Community Health & Wellness
The mission of The Collaboratory is to leverage the talents of ACPHS students, faculty members, and partner organizations to help narrow health disparities in the South End, located 2 miles from the Albany college campus.

Our team of health care professionals includes pharmacists, educators, and current ACPHS students enrolled in the B.S. in Public Health program. Our goal is to leverage this new model of care to improve the health of our local community.
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Programs & Services
The Collaboratory provides a range of services including:

- Food Assistance
- Health Insurance Navigation
- Health and Medication Literacy
- Chronic Disease Self-Management Programs
- HIV Adherence Monitoring
- Housing and Shelter
- Medication Reviews
- Individual and Family Support
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Community Meeting Space
Local community organizations including AVillage, South End Community Collaborative, and BirthNet have all used The Collaboratory to hold meetings.

The space is also used to host educational and cultural events of benefit to the South End community.

Interested in hosting your event here? Call (518) 487-4117 or e-mail collaboratory@acphs.edu for more information.