The College for Community Health (CCHL) is committed to teaching, research and service that promotes equitable healthcare and wellbeing for individuals, families, and communities in New Jersey and beyond. CCHL takes a multifaceted approach to: 1) educate and prepare students with the skills and knowledge necessary to meet growing workforce needs; 2) actively engage with communities and the public; and 3) develop meaningful inquiry and scholarship in and for the health and wellbeing of individuals, families, and communities. The College for Community Health will establish itself as a key transformational leader in the region, New Jersey, and beyond by creating new synergies with our community partners, leveraging our current strengths, and expanding our academic programs through curriculum innovation that is responsive to the needs of today’s workforce.
CCHL aligns efforts for health programs for strategic advantage to address health equity by:
- Addressing the need to achieve health equity through innovative solutions with and in the communities we serve.
- Delineating strategic areas to expand current strengths and identify new possibilities to improve regional health equity (e.g., opportunities for us to acquire or build capacities and synergies that may not have not been considered or studied, areas to infuse equity across the platform or clustering of offerings in the health space here at the university, comprehensive collaborations to place our students into health experiences with new health delivery system and organization partners).
- Building on current research and scholarship, public service, community engagement in six foundational departments (see below) and throughout the rest of the university, the College for Community Health will establish itself as a key transformational leader in the region, New Jersey, and beyond.
The College offers a wide variety of exceptional undergraduate and graduate programs in six academic departments: Communication Sciences and Disorders, Counseling, Exercise Science and Physical Education, Family Science and Human Development, Nutrition and Food Studies, and Public Health.
For a full list of departments and centers, please visit the links below.