The mission of the Department of Psychosocial & Community Health is to actively engage in research, practice, and the education of professional nurses to promote health and prevent disease through individual and community action.

The Department focuses on diverse health experiences across race, class, gender and the life span to achieve social justice and access to health care for all, with the following emphases:

  • Community Organizing for Health Promotion
  • Primary Care
  • Cultural Competence in Health Care
  • Healthy Aging
  • Mental Health and Mental Illness
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Marginalized and Underserved Population
  • Health Policy and Programs for System Change
  • Informatics
  • Occupational and Environmental Health