Areas of Expertise

Drawing from the faculty resources of the College of Health and Human Services, the Center has a wealth of interdisciplinary expertise in areas that include environmental health, health promotion, health policy, mental health, maternal and child health, women’s health, epidemiology, substance abuse, child welfare, foster care, social work, recreation and leisure studies, interprofessional collaboration, physical therapy and rehabilitation, biomechanics, disability prevention, aging and gerontology, communicative disorders and deaf studies, exercise physiology, sports psychology and sports medicine.

Research Capacity

The research staff includes Center-based researchers, research fellows, analysts and graduate students in addition to university faculty. Center researchers have expertise in performing different types of studies and methods in the health and human service fields, including studies that examine population trends using public data sources; qualitative studies using interviews and focus groups; and evaluation studies that evaluate a program or policy. Researchers are also skilled at designing original studies to answer research questions that require the collection of primary data, such as surveys, individual evaluations, outcome assessments or program evaluations. In addition to publishing research findings in Center reports, web sites, data exhibits, policy briefs and fact sheets, researchers also publish their work in books, scholarly journals and give conference presentations.

Community Forums, Policy Briefings, and Conferences

The Center convenes community forums, policy briefings and conferences for community stakeholders, including health and social service providers, business professionals, educators, administrators, elected officials and media representatives. These events are geared towards both community-based and professional audiences.

Speaker Services

Center staff members and College faculty are experienced presenters and are available to speak at conferences, meetings, legislative briefings, research symposia and public community events.

Communications

In collaboration with University Relations, the Center offers a wide range of media services and conducts related activities, such as writing and disseminating press releases and convening press conferences. Center staff can develop marketing and communications materials, brochures and promotional pieces, web-sites and electronic communications to publicize programs, publications and products.

Training

Center staff can organize and provide seminars, workshops, consultation and coaching on a range of topics across the health and human service fields, based on their areas of expertise. Speakers are especially skilled in helping groups use and understand research data and its implications for community assessment and policy evaluation.

Technical Assistance

Center staff can also provide technical assistance to governmental agencies, community organizations, media organizations, elected officials, administrators and others to assist in planning, program development or policy analysis.

Poster Printing Services

The Central California Center for Health and Human Services offers poster printing services to CSUF faculty and staff. Please see set-up instructions and sample PowerPoint slide and presentation template to find out to prepare your poster for printing.

For more information or help with your poster please contact Donna DeRoo at dderoo@csufresno.edu or (559) 228-2150.