Institute for Community Health and Wellbeing

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2017 Events

On March 8th, 2017 The Institute hosted a walk lead by President Dianne Harrison. 





2016 Events

Chinese Delegation Training Program

The Institute for Community Health and Wellbeing has partnered with the US-China Business Training Center in the City of Industry, to train Chinese leaders in various disciplines. The arrangements are made through this Chinese government-certified agency which coordinates the exchange reaching out to areas all over China. The purpose is to train Chinese health and wellbeing leaders to principles and methods used in the United States for success in their fields. Faculty with specific expertise present information on topics requested by the visiting delegations. Programs are designed with the delegation time constraints in mind therefore the number of days and lectures vary. Interpretation is offered as needed. Site visits to community agencies are sometimes coordinated as part of the training program. These delegations have received training at multiple campuses including two other California State Universities as well as several private universities, including Stanford. The past focus for our campus has been medical management, coordinated by Institute Senior Associate and Founding Director, Dr. Louis Rubino, Professor in Health Sciences. Our plans are to expand into other topics based on the expertise identified in our various centers. The latest short term training programs was held on our campus on February 18 and 19, 2016. Eleven Professors from Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine were provided presentations by Dr. George Sarka, Klotz Student Health Center physician, Dr. Sal Esparza, Associate Professor in Health Science and Associate Director of the Institute, and Dr. Louis Rubino. The topics were; The Road to Becoming a Physician in the United States, The Top Ten Concerns of Physicians in 2016, Team Management for Professionals, and Academic Practice by a Health Sciences Professor. The delegation ended their training program with a site visit to St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood, California, including a tour and a presentation on Credentialing and Privileging. The Institutes hopes to broaden our areas of focus in the coming year and if anyone is interested in being a part of this program, please notify Dr. David Boyns ( ) at the Institute.



Urban Land Institute: Pacoima Health Zone

Check out our very own Administrative Coordinator, Danielle at the ULI held in Pacoima along with The Institute of Sustainability, 100 Citizens, and other CSUN affiliates.



2014- 2015 Events

CSUN Farmers Market

California State University, Northridge has hosted its first weekly farmers market on Tuesday Feb. 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on East University Drive and Clearly Walk East, just west of the University Student Union.



Walk Your Way to Fitness

The Institute in partnership with the CSUN Kinesiology department and Human Resources offered faculty and staff the opportunity to attend Walk Your Way to Fitness, to help motivate people to partake in more outdoor aerobic and muscular-strengthening activity. This event showcased the new walkability map that the Institute and its partners have created, which highlights nine paths for walking and meditating. The map also features the ExerCircuit, a fantastic outdoor resource for those looking for fun muscular-strengthening equipment. Here is a link to where you can print out the Institute’s walkability map




Walk a Mile in Their Shoes
Rally against domestic violence.




The First Autism Affinity Group Meeting

Program directors meet and discuss the Autism Affinity Group to help focus campus resources and services on what has become the fastest-growing disability in the nation.