Health and Community Services


The Department of Health and Community Services provides students an opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Science in Health Science. Students choose from one of two options for their major: health education or health services administration. Both options prepare students for entry-level positions in the health industry. The department also offers minors in health promotions and health services administration. These minors enhance students’ career potential by expanding their expertise into the health field.

Our Mission:

To provide our students with a multidisciplinary, competency- and service-based curriculum to work effectively in diverse communities, health care financing and delivery systems, and health organizations to meet emerging national and global health needs. 

Contact Information:

Butte Hall, Office 607
Fax: 530-898-5107

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Holly Nevarez, PhD, MCHES
Department of Health & Community Services
Butte Hall, office 607
Chico, CA 95929-0505

HCSV Graduates

 AUPHA - Excellence in Healthcare Management Education    AAHE - American Association for Health Education   

SOPHE - Society for Public Health Education



We are hiring for an Assistant/Associate Professor: Health Services Administration

Welcome to our new Assistant Professor Dr. Stan Salinas










A longtime resident of Chico and a graduate of Chico State’s, Health Services Administration program, Stan Salinas earned his Doctorate of Health Administration at Central Michigan University and his Masters of Health Administration at the University of Southern California.   His research interests are in value based purchasing and patient experience as related to healthcare quality.    At the center of Stan’s life are his wife, two daughters and two dogs.  Together, they enjoy spending time on their boat, kayaking, travelling or just preparing and sharing a great meal.