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The healthcare industry is in need of dynamic leaders who can envision a better future and provide guidance to get us there. The Community Health and Leadership (CHL) degree is the first step for individuals wanting to pursue a career in healthcare leadership including management, research, and administrative roles within the healthcare industry. Community health focuses on the healthcare system as a whole. The goal is to promote wellness for anyone who enters a community health center, examples of these would be preventative health services, promotive health services (health education and family planning), curative health services such as treatment of minor illnesses, and rehabilitative health services. There will be research on what impacts a community's health by looking into different cultural factors, income levels, environmental factors, etc. As a community health worker, you will be working with a diverse group of people. With a community health and leadership degree, you can either go directly into the workforce with your associates or transfer to a four-year college where you can complete a bachelor's as well as a master's.

Work settings include acute care hospitals, emergency departments, rehabilitation centers, long-term acute care facilities, and home health agencies.

At the successful conclusion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in written, oral, and non-verbal communication.
  2. Effectively manage the interprofessional relationships within the healthcare setting.
  3. Summarize the association between health promotion and disease prevention.
  4. Describe how cultural differences relate to individual and group attitudes toward issues related to the healthcare system.
  5. Develop strategies for initiating and/or maintaining activities that promote individual and community health.
  6. Demonstrate proficiency in the foundations of healthcare scholarship requisite for admission into university level health care programs of professional study.

For quick review of the program, view the One Sheet.

Program Contacts

Program Coordinator, Assistant Professor

Preston Lindhardt, MS, MEd, CHES
Jordan Campus
Health Sciences
Phone: 801-957-6216

Academic/Career Advisor

Cynthia Bonsall
Jordan Campus
JHS 156
Phone: 801-957-2604