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About Community Health and Human Services (formerly Health Education)

Community Health - Professionals in the field of community health work to promote, protect, and preserve the health and well-being of individuals, neighborhoods, and communities. Community Health is a dynamic and evolving discipline that encompasses health education and health promotion. Health educators develop programs and policies directed at reducing risk factors, decreasing acute and chronic disease burden, and promoting wellness through the adoption of healthy lifestyles. Health Educators collect and analyze data to identify community needs prior to planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs designed to encourage healthy behaviors, policies, and environments. 

Human Services - Human Services focuses on the prevention and remediation of problems, while maintaining a commitment to improving the overall quality of life of service populations. The Human Services profession is one which promotes improved service delivery systems by addressing not only the quality of direct services, but also by seeking to improve accessibility, accountability, and coordination of service delivery. Human services professionals advocate for youth and family; work to reduce violence and substance abuse; and provide services for the elderly or underserved. A strong desire to help others is an important consideration for a job as a human services worker. 

What is the difference between Human Services and Community Health?

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Alumni Spotlight

Susan Gay '13

2014-2015 Award Recipients

health education awards8Kymber Williams (Outstanding Doctoral Student), Larrell Wilkinson (CHHS Assistant Professor), & Tiffani Adamson (Outstanding Undergraduate Student)

Program Highlights

Minor in Community Health
Minor in Human Services
Online Master’s program in Community Health
Bachelors, Masters and PhD programs offered
Internships that offer real-world application
Close mentoring of students
Service learning through coursework that offers “hands-on” work in the community
Health Education Honorary Society (Eta Sigma Gamma) offered to get students involved