School of Community Health Sciences


The School of Community Health Sciences is proud of its work within the local community and its important partnerships that help shape the industry's future leaders. As a land-grant institution, UNR was founded on a commitment to community and public service. The School of Community Health Sciences is proud to carry out this mission in many ways:

SCHS collaborates with a number of other units on campus: the Schools of Nursing, Medicine, Social Work, the Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies, Interdisciplinary PhD Program in Social Psychology, Sanford Center for Aging, Campus Recreation & Wellness, Women's Studies Program, College of Business, Desert Research Institute, the Gender, Race, and Identity Program, and the Nevada Geriatric Education Center.

In addition, the School's affiliate and adjunct faculty are representative of other disciplines on campus and area public health professionals. Faculty, students, and alumni are also members of the Nevada Public Health Association.

Community groups and agencies with which SCHS has been involved: the Nevada Public Health Foundation, Renown Regional Medical Center, Truckee Meadows Community College, Great Basin Public Health Leadership Institute, ASIS International, Nevada State Division of Public and Behavioral Health; Nevada Division of Health Care Financing and Policy, Nevada Medical Association; Northern Nevada HIV/AIDS/STD Planning Council, Nevada Cancer Institute; Nevada Colon Cancer Partnership, Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California, Cooperative Extension - Southern Nevada area, and the Washoe County Health District.

Community committees and boards on which SCHS faculty serve include: the Regional Transportation Commission Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee, Nevada Multicultural End-of-Life Care Coalition, The Indian Health Board of Nevada Youth Suicide Prevention Steering Committee, Autism Coalition of Nevada, Biophysical Society, National Toxicology Program, Elder Count Nevada Advisory Committee, North America Public Health Forum, International Institute of Anticancer Research (IIAR), and the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology, the Nevada State Maternal and Child Health Needs Assessment Steering Committee, Nevada Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System Advisory Committee, Nevada AIDS Foundation Advisory Board, Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, North American Public Health Forum, Scientific Committee on Epidemiology of the International Commission on Occupational Health, American Public Health Association: Ethics Forum, Northern Nevada Chronic Disease Coalition, Nevada Colon Cancer Partnership, and the Nevada POLST Initiative—a statewide effort to improve the transfer of patients between health care facilities.