Institutes & Programs
The Central California Center for Health and Human Services (CCCHHS) houses five institutes and various programs and initiatives that provide research, data and leadership on important issues focusing on Central California.
The Central California Children's Institute (CCCI) at California State University, Fresno was established in 2000 by the College of Health and Human Services. The Institute's mission is to promote research, policies and practices that support the well-being of children and families, using a regional children's agenda as the guiding framework.
The Central Valley Health Policy Institute (CVHPI) was established in 2002 at California State University, Fresno to facilitate regional research, leadership training and graduate education programs to address emerging health policy issues that influence the health status of people living in Central California.
The Central California Center for Excellence in Nursing (CCCEN) at California State University, Fresno, began in 2006 to address the critical nursing shortage on a permanent basis with a well-thought-out action plan. CCCEN is taking a regionally and comprehensively-focused approach, working in partnership with healthcare providers to develop the kinds of nursing specialists, leaders and educators needed to serve our diverse region.
The San Joaquin Valley Public Health Consortium (SJVPHC) is a forum for County Public Health Directors, Health Officers, and invited members to explore and exchange ideas and information and to develop strategies for addressing pressing public health issues faced by the counties and the region. The Consortium engages in strategic planning, training, action oriented policy development and research to improve the quality and responsiveness of public health programs in the Central California region.
In 2012, the College of Health and Human Services partnered with the Gilead, Wings for Life, The American Liver Foundation, and CenterForce to host a Hepatitis C Summit to identify and address needs for the under served Hepatitis C community. The information gathered at the summit continues to assist local policymakers and educators around the topic of Hepatitis C.
The Senior Awareness & Fall Education- Central Valley Coalition (SAFE) was founded in 2011 by California State University, Fresno Department of Physical Therapy with a mission "To reduce falls among older adults by raising awareness, establishing a network of services and advocating on their behalf."