Center for Healthy Communities


  • Equity

    Valuing health equity, CHC works to eliminate inequities and barriers to accessing resources, especially for those whose experience has been perpetuated by socioeconomic disadvantage and historical injustice.

  • Collaboration

    Recognizing the strength of collaboration, CHC creates and sustains partnerships to leverage resources, expertise, and capacity to improve health across the state.

  • Sustainability

    Valuing environmental and economic sustainability, CHC creates and supports resilient local food systems to improve access to locally-grown foods, reduce food waste and boost local and statewide economic equity.

  • Compassion

    Recognizing the unique challenges people face, CHC serves individuals with respect, empathy and caring where we are needed and where we can help.

  • Mentorship

    Valuing Chico State students as leaders of tomorrow, CHC provides opportunities for interdisciplinary service learning, civic engagement, and research to serve the educational, cultural, and economic needs of communities.

  • Wellness

    Valuing a culture of wellness, CHC strives for a healthy life-work balance that supports physical, mental, and financial wellness for staff, students, and communities we serve.

  • Integrity

    Valuing honest, objective, and ethical practices and fiscal responsibility, CHC ensures the protection and support of our communities, partners and students.


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