Health & Human Services


Contact Us

Dr. William Ebenstein
Office of the University Dean for Health and Human Services
The City University of New York
555 W. 57th St. (10th Fl.)
New York, NY 10019

Programs



CUNY offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate certificate and degree programs in health and human services fields, including nursing and allied health. The Office's Quick Grid <pdf> provides a snapshot of popular programs at specific campuses. Additional academic programs can be found using TIPPS. Courses are also offered through Adult & Continuing Education.



Research

The Office of the University Dean collects, analyzes and disseminates university-wide and college specific data on enrollment, retention, graduation, licensing, demographics, employment and earnings of students in nursing and allied health degree programs. 

Emerging career pathways in healthcare are explored in 2013 reports on credited certificates for assistive health personnel <pdf> and changes in the nursing career ladder <pdf>.

An assessment of CUNY nursing faculty <pdf> presents data on their professional development needs.

A 2013 case study project describes NYC's emerging healthcare workforce within Health Homes <pdf>.

The 2013 Nursing Degree Programs Annual Data Report <pdf>includes graduation, enrollment and other data related to CUNY’s AAS, BS, MS, and DNS degree programs in nursing.

The Community Health Center Workforce Project <pdf> is an ongoing research initiative, investigating the workforce needs and trends within the evolving healthcare landscape in New York State.  The summary report presents findings from survey, interviews and focus groups.

The 2012 Summary Report on Medical Assisting <pdf> at CUNY provides an analysis of the profession and an overview of results of a survey of graduates.

A survey of CUNY Nursing graduates <pdf> was completed in Fall 2008, and examined graduates’ educational experiences, their experiences as new registered nurses (RNs), and their experiences in the labor market.

The Office has also released a report describing patterns of attendance and performance of 1199SEIU represented workers at CUNY <pdf>. Since 1990, over 80,000 1199SEIU members have attended CUNY.  



HEALTH CARE JOBS

As the health care job market changes in response to developing technology and legislation, students need to explore the industry in new ways. »    

Incentive Grants



Through a competitive RFP process administered by the Office of the University Dean for Health and Human Services, CUNY faculty and staff were invited to apply for 2013-2014 funding in several priority areas including:

  • Aligning health professions programs with federal healthcare reform and professional trends;
  • Enhancing the use of technology in health education (simulation training, online courses);
  • Expanding workforce research in the health and human services professions;
  • Strengthening the research activities of faculty and graduate students;
  • Increasing opportunities for transition-to-practice and other field-based learning.

Congratulations to all recipients for 2013-2014 funding.



Features

Health Professions Programs

Scholarship and career development initiatives funded by various partners support exemplary CUNY students pursuing degrees and jobs in the health sector. »

Disability Studies

A new 30-credit Master of Arts in Disability Studies degree, offered through CUNY’s School of Professional Studies (SPS), launched in spring 2009. »

Youth Studies Consortium

Youth Studies is an emerging multidisciplinary field that integrates theory, research, public policy, and practice...»


Policy Briefs

The Office has developed a number of policy papers that discuss issues affecting the health and human services fields and offer recommendations...»