How Fresno State programs and research are tackling the region’s most pressing health care issues


Autism Center

An early intervention and research center that provides principle-based behavior therapy for children 18 months to 6 years of age with a diagnosis of autism


African-American Infant Mortality

Working with First 5 Fresno County to address causes of elevated infant mortality among African-Americans


Central California Children’s Institute

Promoting research, policies and practices that support the well-being of children and families

  • Infant Mental Health Trainings
    200 Valley clinicians participated in training on how to
    promote infant-family and early childhood mental health


Central Valley Concussion Consortium

Partnering with Community Medical Centers, Valley Children’s Hospital and local health care experts to provide information and resources on recovery for patients with traumatic brain injuries


Central Valley Health Policy Institute

Improving equity in health care by developing the region’s capacity for policy analysis and program development, implementation and evaluation through integrating and leveraging resources

  • San Joaquin Valley Public Health Consortium

Eight county agencies in the Valley study how
environmental quality, economic opportunities
and health are linked and how they relate to racial
and ethnic health inequalities in the region

  • Building Healthy Communities

Evaluating The California Endowment’s Building
Healthy Communities programs in Fresno and
Merced to understand local policies, environments
and programs

  • Oral Health 2020

One of 15 grantees nationwide exploring oral health
care issues from the perspectives of neighborhood

  • Improving Latino Health Access

Bilingual and bicultural students are trained to
become Hispanic community health workers
to improve access to health care for low-income
Latino families

Child Health and Air Pollution Studies

Partnership with UC Berkeley and Stanford to examine how environmental and social factors are linked to health outcomes from birth through early adulthood (birth outcomes, respiratory problems, obesity)


Consejo: A Latino Behavioral Health Practice Project

Department of Social Work Education is increasing the number of bilingual/bicultural behavioral health professionals in the Central Valley to address prevention, intervention and treatment in mental health and substance abuse cases


Doctor of Nursing Practice

Joint doctorate program designed to prepare nurse leaders and advanced practice nurses for evidence-based patient care, leadership and educational roles


Doctor of Physical Therapy

Addressing the standard for physical therapists to practice autonomously and prevent, identify, assess and correct movement dysfunction


Fresno Community Health Improvement Partnership

Working with Fresno Public Health Department and 250 leaders and practitioners to examine how urban form and community development are linked to health outcomes


Fresno Family Counseling Center

A low-cost provider of marriage, family and child counseling services


Maternal Mental Health Task Force

Facilitating statewide task force to address causes of high levels of post-partum depression


Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic

Evaluations and treatment are available for persons of all ages with speech, language and hearing impairment