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Community Health

Examine public health issues. Create innovative solutions. Build stronger communities. Learn about health and rehabilitation services, and become an agent of change.


Graduates of the Community Health program at the University of Illinois tend to go into healthcare fields that focus on improving healthcare from the systemic level.

Some of those careers include:

  • Community Wellness Coordinator

  • Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy

  • Health Industry Marketing & Promotion

  • Public Health Analyst

  • Public Health Policy Advisor

  • Rehabilitation Counselor

  • Healthcare Consultant

  • Health Law

  • Hospital Administration

  • Medical School/Physician

Alumni in the Workforce

  • Richard Anderson
    B.S. Class of 1969

    President & CEO
    St. Luke's Hospital
    Bethlehem, PA

  • Suzanna Jackson
    B.S. Class of 1997

    John Randolph Medical Center
    Hopewell, VA

  • Laura Kann
    B.S. Class of 1982

    Chief of School-Based Surveillance
    CDC National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, & TB Prevention

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    John Seffrin

    Retired CEO of American Cancer Society

    John Seffrin retired as CEO of the American Cancer Society in 2014 after 20 years in the position and 40 years overall with the organization. In 2010, he initiated a transformation of the 100-year-old charity that led to a complete restructuring, merging 11 divisions into one central organization that unified virtually all back-office services. He joined the faculty of Indiana University’s School of Public Health as a professor of practice in October 2015 and was a professor of health education and chair of the department from 1979-92 before joining ACS. He serves on the White House Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health and formerly served on the Advisory Committee to the Director of U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He also helped create the National Center for Tobacco-Free Kids (now called the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids), which fights to reduce tobacco use in the U.S. and around the world.