The College of Health and Human Services
at Governors State University
The CHHS Vision
In the College of Health and Human Services at Governors State University, we bring our resources to bear on some of the most difficult issues facing health care today. Our primary research focus is on uncovering and eliminating disparities in health and health care. Our work is dedicated to removing barriers to quality care, ensuring healthier living, and understanding variances in outcomes for racial and ethnic minorities, as well as the economically disadvantaged.
We work in the community to conduct research on a translational model. In other words, we bring what we learn back to the community, where it can do the most good.
The College draws upon the expertise of seven academic departments to meet its goals:
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Social Work
- Communication Disorders
- Addictions Studies and Behavioral Health
- Health Administration
The Center for the Care and Study of Vulnerable Populations
The College also houses the Center for the Care and Study of Vulnerable Populations, the College’s research support arm dedicated to finding and managing the resources to conduct biomedical and related research in the Chicago Southland.
The Institute for Aging
The College is preparing to meet the challenges presented by the aging Baby Boomer population and the associated growth in age-related health issues and disparities. The College recently established the Institute for Aging to study and address these issues, with the goal of providing the region’s Baby Boomers with the knowledge and resources to live full, productive lives well into their silver and golden years.