Health & Human Services
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
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 Continuing and Professional Education.
For students in clinical internship placements <pdf> requiring professional liability insurance, CUNY has procured an insurance policy <pdf> that provides student professional liability insurance as well as general liability insurance.
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.
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.
In 2013 the Office released a report describing patterns of attendance and performance of 1199SEIU represented workers at CUNY <pdf>, following up on a previous report completed in 2009 <pdf>. Since 1990, over 80,000 1199SEIU members have attended CUNY.
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.
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. »
Through a competitive RFP process <pdf> administered by the Office of the University Dean for Health and Human Services, CUNY faculty and staff were invited to apply for 2014-2015 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 (distance learning, clinical simulations);
- Expanding clinical affiliations with community-based providers;
- Designing projects that promote inter-professional education and collaborative practice;
- Increasing opportunities for field-based learning, including transition-to-practice programs.
Congratulations to our 2014-2015 faculty recipients.
Scholarship and career development initiatives funded by various partners support exemplary CUNY students pursuing degrees and jobs in the health sector. »
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 is an emerging multidisciplinary field that integrates theory, research, public policy, and practice...»
The Office has developed a number of policy papers that discuss issues affecting the health and human services fields and offer recommendations...»