About the Center for Health and Human Services

The Center for Health and Human Services, under the auspices of 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 disseminates research and health-related information, and conducts education and outreach projects designed to improve population health.

Vision
The Center for Health and Human Services will improve the health and well-being of Tennesseans.

Mission
The Center for Health and Human Services, under the auspices of 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 disseminates research and health-related information, and conducts education and outreach projects designed to improve population health.

Center Goals
To advance health and human service education and support interdisciplinary scholarly and research activity.

  1. To develop and strengthen partnerships within the University, the community, the state, and beyond.
  2. To promote the health and well-being of Tennesseans through information sharing and community service projects.

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.

Affiliated Units

Affiliated Academic Programs


Collaborative Projects and Community Based Research
The Center also collaborates with public agencies and private not-for-profit organizations to develop and implement programs designed to improve the health of the middle and greater Tennessee community.