Health & Human Services



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 Academic Affairs 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 2014 Post-Graduate Outcomes Report <pdf> analyzes wage, labor market and other outcome data of recent nursing graduates.

The 2013 Nurse Graduate Survey Summary Report <pdf> identifies graduates perceptions of their CUNY education and transitions from CUNY to the workplace. 

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.

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.

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.

Incentive Grants

Through a competitive RFP process <pdf> administered by the Office of Academic Affairs, 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.


Youth Studies Consortium

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Policy Briefs

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