JMU is an innovative leader in health and human service education. Our world-class labs and interdisciplinary learning experiences prepare JMU students to tackle contemporary complex challenges such as the substance use epidemic; spikes in childhood obesity; rising rates of suicide, anxiety and depression; shortages in healthcare; and the growing needs of older adults and other vulnerable populations.
Your gift supports JMU’s proven track record of partnering with community organizations, businesses, institutions and local agencies to leverage the expertise of students, faculty members and community partners to develop and implement viable solutions to these problems. Through these partnerships, professors give their students—our future health and human service providers—indispensable real-world, service-based experiences that also provide real care to real people right now.
Your gift to the collaborative and inter-professional culture of JMU’s health and behavioral studies programs means Madison students are uniquely educated beyond their core competencies. By giving to these programs, you equip students to put the human being first, to understand their future professions within the larger health and community context and to make decisions that will further improve health and well-being for individuals, families and communities. Because of your gift, our students graduate carrying this ethos with them whether they are nurses, psychologists, health educators, social workers, audiologists, dietitians or health research assistants. Your gift makes these opportunities possible.
CHBS Dean’s Innovative Development Fund
Gifts to the Dean’s Innovation Fund support important, leading-edge programs and coursework that need special funding and can’t happen otherwise — mainly because federal funding and other grants follow a decision cycle that’s too slow to keep pace with the constant, rapid changes in the field of health and wellness. When you invest in the Innovation Fund, you help CHBS stay on top of what’s happening today so our students can continue Being the Change tomorrow.