Our friends and neighbors, particularly those in underserved communities, are in great peril. Many lack regular medical care in spite of alarming growth in depression, obesity, and suicide rates.
Together with our stakeholders, the CSUF Center for Healthy Neighborhoods aims to alleviate education and health disparities, revitalize neighborhoods, and reduce the cycle of poverty for low-income children and families. We consider the broader social, economic, and environmental factors that influence health and offer free, culturally-appropriate services — in English and Spanish — that help improve well-being for the entire family. Our programs and services are primarily provided by students, with supervision from faculty members, from disciplines across Cal State Fullerton’s campus.
We aim to:
• Increase access to bilingual and bicultural healthcare, health promotion, and medical prevention services
• Work with stakeholders to improve coordination of healthcare and social services
• Empower families and individuals be resilient and self-sufficient
• Increase academic success for children of all ages
• Provide student internships and practicum experience to help increase the number of bilingual and bicultural healthcare and social service professionals