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. Make A Gift

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



Assistant Professor: Health Services Administration

Job Announcement (pdf)

Application (pdf)

Welcome to our new Assistant Professor Dr. Yan Huang!










Dr. Yan Huang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health and Community Services at California State University, Chico. Yan received her doctorate in Health Behavior with a minor in Inquiry Methodology from Indiana University-Bloomington. She also earned her Master's degree in International Health Policy and Management from Brandeis University. Yan's research and teaching interests include community health, multicultural health, health education techniques, global health, health program planning and evaluation, substance use among minority population, and health disparities among minority population. Yan enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and traveling.