Welcome to the Department of Community Health Sciences (CHS) website. CHS is the academic department within the UCLA School of Public Health (SPH) concerned with social and behavioral research applied to health, health promotion, and public health practice. Our focus is on programs, policies, and actions that can promote health in the context of social, cultural, political, economic, and environmental factors. Of particular interest is how social and cultural factors, social programs, the health care system, and social policies influence health beliefs and perceptions, health behaviors, and health status within populations. The department prides itself on its reputation of academic excellence and stellar research activities.
We encourage you to browse our website to learn more about the CHS department. Here you will find information on our academic programs, research activities, faculty, and links to affiliated research centers.