Health & Community Services

The Department of Health and Community Services provides another wonderful example of the caliber of service activities that typify the programs in our college. Throughout the academic year, instructors of several courses involve their students in community activities that promote health and fitness. Examples of classroom involvements include nutrition fairs, environmental theatre, health and safety expos, blood drives, exercise programs, health education for migrant farm workers, and a variety of additional activities.

The BS degree in health science prepares students with a broad-based curriculum to pursue a number of career paths in the health field. Health occupations currently offer a tremendous variety of job possibilities with more than 600 titles. The health care system employs more than seven million workers, qualifying as the nation’s second largest employer. Students who choose a major in health science must also declare an option in gerontology, health education, or health services administration. All options have a required 300-hour internship in a community setting to integrate classroom learning with the realities of professional practice.

Health and Community Services service learning and internship partners include

American Cancer Society
American Heart Association
American Lung Association
American Red Cross
Better Babies
Beverly Manor Big Brothers, Big Sisters
Biggs-Gridley Memorial Hospital
Butte County Department of Behavioral Health
Butte County Office of Education
Butte County Public Health
Butte County Public Health, Oroville
Butte Environmental Council
Butte-Glenn Community College, Durham
Butte Home Health and Hospice
California Department of Social Services
California EMS Authority, Sacramento
CDF/Butte County Fire Department
Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center
Catalyst Women’s Advocates
CAVE, CSU, Chico
City of Chico Fire Department, Prevention
Convenient Care Health Center
Count Crest Continuing Care, Oroville
Courtyard at Little Chico Creek
Crestwood Convalescent
CSU, Chico Student Health Center
Del Norte Clinics, Inc.
Del Norte Clinic, Oroville
Emergency Medical Services Authority, Sacramento
Emergency Services Foundation, Redding
Enloe Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
Enloe Diabetes Center
Enloe Homecare Services
Enloe Medical Center, Administration
Enloe Medical Center, Emergency Services
Enloe Medical Center, Materials Management
Enloe Medical Center, Patient Care Services
Enloe Outpatient Center
Fairview Continuation High School
Feather River Hospital Center for Health and Wellness, Paradise
Feather River Hospital- Medical Staff Office, Paradise
Feather River Hospital- Medical Records, Paradise
First Responder
Four Winds of Indian Education

Glenn County Public Health, Willows
Gridley Boys and Girls Club
Immediate Care Medical
Marin General Hospital, Greenbrae
National Heritage Insurance Co.
North State Home Health
North Valley Blood Center
North Valley Blood Center
North Valley Region Tobacco Prevention Center
Northern California EMS, Redding
Northern Valley Catholic Social Services
Oakmont Retirement Living Facility
Option Care
Oroville High School, Oroville
Oroville Hospital, Oroville
Owens Healthcare, Redding
Parent Education Network
Peg Taylor Center
Planned Parenthood
Pleasant Valley High School
Prestige Assisted Living Facility, Chico
Prestige Assisted Living Facility, Oroville
Rape Crisis Intervention
Santa Ana College Health Center, Santa Ana
Shasta Community Health Dental Center, Redding
Stonewall Alliance
Sutter North Medical Foundation
Sutter Senior Care, Sacramento
Sutter-Yuba Mental Health, Yuba City
TEAM Chapman
Tehama County Health Dept., Red Bluff
Tehama Recovery Center, Corning
The Courtyard Assisted Living Facility
The Terraces
Twin Oaks Nursing/ Rehab
Touchstone Prenatal Project
UC Davis-Cancer Center, Sacramento
United Healthcare
Valley Oak Children’s Services
Women’s Health Specialists, Chico
Women’s Health Specialists, Chico
Women’s Heath Specialists, Red Bluff
Women, Infant, & Children Program (WIC)