Healthcare and Prevention
Addressing Access to Clinical and Preventive Services in Long Beach, California through Campus-Community Partnerships. A total of 42 participants engaged in one hour of guided discussion across five table groups regarding Clinical and Preventive Services. Table moderators took notes on key discussion points and these were electronically transcribed and analyzed to find common themes and/or innovative ideas. About half of attendees (n=19) were community leaders representing a variety of health organizations, a few of which included Kaiser Permanente, Long Beach Memorial, the Children’s Clinic, and other nonprofit organizations such as U.S. Vets, LGBTQ Center Long Beach, Century Villages at Cabrillo, and American Gold Star Manor.
Additionally, staff from the City of Long Beach also attended to provide input. CHHS faculty members came from disciplines including physical therapy, nursing, kinesiology, speech and language pathology, nutrition, recreation and leisure studies, and social work.
The Department of Health Care Administration teaches the business side of health care. Graduates work as analysts, administrative support staff, customer service, managers, consultant, information specialists in many different kinds of organizations (both public and private), independent business owners in hospitals, managed care organizations (HMOs and PPOs), insurance companies, and governmental health agencies.
The Doctor of Physical Therapy curriculum is a competency based program designed to prepare entry-level practitioners who will become an integral part of the medical rehabilitation team as a professional health care provider. Successful completion of the degree requirements leads to a doctor of physical therapy degree and qualifies one to write the State of California examination to practice as a physical therapist.
The Department of Kinesiology offers programs of study for students wishing to prepare for professional careers in physical education teaching (Adapted, Elementary, and Secondary) or related disciplines (Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Fitness, Kinesiotherapy, Sport Psychology and Coaching, Sports Management). The Department also serves the needs of students completing majors in other fields who find that certain aspects of Kinesiology are important to their professional objectives and personal interests.
The School of Nursing is a student-centered program whose mission is to educate undergraduate and graduate students to become quality professionals for entry into practice in diverse community settings. Students are taught to develop an understanding of self and others, and to develop the ability to work with colleagues to identify and resolve the health of individuals and families in a changing society.
The School of Social Work prepares a diverse student population for Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (BASW) and Master in Social Work (MSW) degrees for professional social work practice. Graduates are able to demonstrate competent and ethical practice with diverse and multicultural populations from a base that builds on advances in social work knowledge, values and skills; enhance the well-being and address the needs of diverse and multicultural populations across the life span; and advocate for social justice and social change and for elimination of oppression and discrimination.