The Center for Health Practice, Policy & Research

Who We Are

Contact Us

California State University, Sacramento
Solano Hall 5002
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA  95819-6104
Phone: (916) 278-7255

The Center for Health Practice, Policy & Research (the Center) is the realized vision of a group of engaged administrators and faculty from Sacramento State’s College of Health and Human Services (HHS). These early visionaries dedicated a place for HHS faculty, students, healthcare providers, community health practitioners, policy makers, and community members to engage together and collectively impact community health by promoting collaboration, inter-disciplinary practice, and innovation to reduce health inequities in California’s capital region. Currently there is no organized structure or entity within Sacramento State that is dedicated to these principles and practices.

The purpose of the Center is to create both a virtual and physical space for key stakeholders to collaboratively solve complex problems resulting in the reduction of health and related inequities, while improving the quality of life of community members residing the greater Sacramento area.

Vision, Mission, and Values

Our Vision

CHPPR envisions Northern California as a model network of healthy, equitable, and connected communities.

Our Mission

In collaboration with campus and community partners, the Center fosters health and social equity through interprofessional service, education, policy, and research.

Our Values

  • Health and well-being
  • Community
  • Collaboration
  • Equity
  • Transformation
  • Inclusion and access
  • Social Responsibility

University Partners

Public Health Survey Research Program (PHSRP)

We focus on expanding CSUS’s research capabilities by conducting high-quality, policy impactful research. Our main focus is to conduct research that increases our understanding of people’s health behaviors and needs. We provide researchers with a variety of services from survey development and programming, to database collection & management, and data analysis.


Cardiac Wellness Program

Physical Therapy Pro Bono Clinics

Sacramento State Doctor of Physical Therapy Program offers four Pro-Bono clinics, a pediatric treadmill training experience, and simulation labs. All clinics, experiences, and labs are run by students under the direct supervision of licensed faculty. Participants in the clinic are volunteers from the community who come to campus for free physical therapy care delivered by a student under the supervision of a licensed faculty member.

Maryjane Rees Language, Speech & Hearing Center

For close to 65 years, the department of Communication Sciences and Disorders has remained committed to providing the community with exceptional speech, language, and hearing services through our on-campus clinic. Not only have we produced top-ranked clinicians throughout the years with our highly respected clinical education, we have positively impacted the lives of thousands of people across the life span by providing compassionate and quality-based services.