Fieldwork (COHME BS)

COMHE BS Fieldwork Project:

All students pursuing the BS degree in Community Health must complete a fieldwork project. Students select their own fIeldwork site and design their own community health research project, with faculty guidance. Students are required to spend 200 hours in the field on their project.

Overview: Fieldwork Project and COMHE Coursework

The fieldwork project is central to the learning objectives of the BS degree in Community Health, thus there are connections to it throughout the coursework. Students should begin thinking about their fieldwork project in their first semester in the major (in COMHE 301), as they do informational interviews at potential fieldwork sites. In "Community Health Assessment," (COMHE 411) students should be thinking about the community they want to work in and what the health needs are there. The fieldwork itself is designed to coincide with COMHE 412, taken during the summer between Year 1 and Year 2 in the major. The final project is completed in the Research Seminar (COMHE 413) in the last semester.

New Media & ePortfolios

Throughout the fieldwork project, students will write about their experiences, document the fieldwork with digital photos, and upload elements related to fieldwork to their ePortfolios. Upon graduation, students can share the ePortfolio with potential employers. Instruction on these elements will be provided across a number of courses.

Potential Fieldwork Sites

Sea-Crest Health Care Center
Sivercrest Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation
Age-Friendly New York City

At-Risk Youth, LGBT
Green Chimneys

Children, Child Services
Graham-Windham Services Early Head Start
Churchill School

Clean Water
Constru Casa (Guatemala)

Communications, Social Media
Big Duck

Community Gardening
Horticulture Society of NY
Red Rabbit Gardening Labs
Just Food

Community Health Centers
Access Community Health Center

Dept.'s of Health
NYC DOHMH-Office of Minority Health
Kyoto City of Health and Welfare

Disability & Independence
Brooklyn Center for the Independence of the Disabled

Disease Associations & Organizations
Crohn's Disease Association
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Kyoto Intractable Disease Empowerment Center
American Cancer Society

Environmental Health
WE ACT for Environmental Justice

Health Promotion
Health Promotion Learning Lab, Children's Health Fund, Harlem Children's Zone

Hospitals/Health Care
North Westchester Hospital
Kingsbrook Jewish Hopstal

Immigrant Health
DWA FANM (Haitian Women & Girls Rights Organization)
Diaspora Community Services

The Nourishing Kitchen of NYC

Physical Activity
I Challenge Myself

Reproductive Health
Bronx Health Link


Substance Use
Harm Reduction Coalition
Washington Heights Corner Project

Transportation Alternatives

Urban Zen


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