School of Community Health Sciences

Support the School of Community Health Sciences

School of Community Health Sciences

At the School of Community Health Sciences (SCHS), we are grateful for the opportunity to work toward positive change and lasting solutions to our community’s most pressing public health challenges. SCHS students take on diverse roles across the healthcare spectrum – as public health policy makers, hospital administrators, behavioral health specialists, epidemiologists, health educators, or athletic and fitness providers. With over 2,300 students enrolled in our programs this fall, our students are demonstrating how committed they are to meeting the public health needs of Nevadans in these times. Our faculty, students, alumni, and staff seek to pursue a healthier world for all, but none of this is possible without the generosity of our donors.

Together, we can support SCHS students in attaining knowledge and participating through internships in community-based practice that improves health for populations locally and globally. We ask you to please consider making a gift to the SCHS general scholarship fund to assist students who, now more than ever, are facing dire need and struggling with expenses related to their education.

We are proud of the SCHS and our long history of working closely with the Truckee Meadows community and State of Nevada. We work to understand health outcome indicators, provide health education, respond to workforce development needs and study physical injury and motion. Those partnerships have proven even more critical as we all respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

SCHS students have been honored with their counterparts in Medicine, Nursing, and Social Work with the “Healthcare Heroes Volunteer Award” from Nevada Business Magazine for their COVID response volunteerism throughout the spring and summer. SCHS student volunteers assist the Nevada COVID-19 Aging Network provide telehealth services for those Nevadans who are most at risk from illness and the effects of social isolation. They’re supporting seniors through Delivering with Dignity to provide food scarcity screenings, resource referrals, and food delivery. Many of our MPH student and alumni have become, call center and testing employees for the state’s Contact Tracer Program. Our students have stepped up during these unprecedented times and we ask you to show your support by making a gift to the SCHS Scholarship Fund.

Your gift, no matter the size, will benefit our students immediately – and ultimately impact individuals and communities throughout Nevada. We thank you for your commitment to the School of Community Health Sciences.

If you’d like additional information about supporting the SCHS please contact Jillian Szewczak at jszewczak@unr.edu

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