Community Health & Prevention Sciences Division (CHPS)
In the Community Health & Prevention Sciences Division (CHPS) we are committed to reducing the mortality and morbidity attributable to the leading preventable causes of illness, disability, and death – and to promoting community health – in Richland County.
CHPS is the art and science of studying and assessment of community health needs, organization and provision of comprehensive community health services and education and development of health care programs with the objectives of the promotion of health and the prevention of diseases.
Our Division is strategically positioning itself as a leader in prevention science and community health to address preventable causes of illness and death in the U.S as outlined in the country’s National Prevention Strategy.
Our staff is dedicated to the improvement of health and health care among diverse populations through research, learning, and community partnerships.