The Center for Health and Human Services
The Center for Health and Human Services (CHHS), founded by the Adams Chair of Excellence in Health Care Services in 1993, collaborates with public agencies, private for- and not-for-profit organizations, and MTSU faculty and students to improve the health and well-being of Tennesseans. Since 2001, CHHS and the Adams Chair have received over $7 million in grants and contracts to conduct or facilitate research, communications, education, and training across the spectrum of public health issues of importance to Tennessee. From 1993-2015 the CHHS and the Adams Chair worked jointly to implement projects ranging in duration from several months to more than a decade. As of late 2015, the CHHS operates as a separate center, though continues to work closely with the Adams Chair.
The Center for Health and Human Services will improve the health and well-being of Tennesseans.
The Center for Health and Human Services, in partnership with the Adams Chair of Excellence in Health Care Services, initiates and strengthens academic programs in health and human services to support workforce development and promote healthy communities. Through collaborative affiliations and partnerships, the Center facilitates research, communications, education, and training in public health issues of importance to Tennessee consistent with the mission and purpose of MTSU.
- To advance health and human service education and support interdisciplinary scholarly and research activity;
- To develop and strengthen partnerships within the University, the community, the state, and beyond;
- To serve as a resource to the MTSU community on projects and initiatives related to population health;
- To promote the health and well-being of Tennesseans through information sharing, community service projects, and research-focused projects;
- To convene local partners to collaborate and share best practices; and,
- To initiate training and education programs for current and future providers.
Academic Unit Affiliations
Units affiliated with the center consist of those whose educational programs prepare graduates in health and/or human services. The programs listed are affiliates of the center and are a coalition of academic units which vary in focus but share the common goal of preparing the health and human services workforce in Tennessee. These programs have been an integral part of the university for many years.
Collaborative Projects and Community Based Research
The Center for Health and Human Services collaborates with public and private organizations and partners to develop and implement local, regional, and statewide programs, projects, and research activities designed to improve the health of Tennesseans. The CHHS has several programs, projects, and research activities with parnterships that cross state borders, and is exploring future work that would have impact at a national level.