Community and Public Health (Minor)
When people consider the health care system in the US, they often think of hospitals, clinics and doctor’s offices. But a rapidly growing segment of patient care is now delivered in communities. Health educators, nonprofit administrators, community advocates, data analysts and others are contributing to a holistic continuum of care aimed at helping patients live longer, more active and healthier lives.
The minor in Community and Public Health will allow you to gain in-depth of knowledge while acquiring additional skills to launch or enhance a career in public health or a related field.
- Community Health Worker Specialization: Learn about health education, health coaching, epidemiology, public health and policy.
- Data Analytics Specialization: Learn to harness the power of ‘big data’ to improve healthcare. Content includes disease modeling and prediction, which informs decision-making and policy development.
- Environment and Health Specialization: Explore the linkages between environment and health, especially in the area of preventative health, policy, and public health.
- Non-profit administration Specialization: Develop expertise in healthcare administration in the non-profit sector with content in economics, finance, and operation of community healthcare organizations.
Our faculty members are leaders in their fields. They believe in the power of personal experience—stressing mentorship, collaboration and project-based learning inside and outside the classroom.
Chaminade University of Honolulu is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission.