College of Community Health Sciences

Improving Health in Your Community


Master’s in Population Health Degree

Connect health care and research with a CCHS online master’s degree in population health sciences. Alabamians applying by June 15 may receive an application fee waiver.

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Tuscaloosa Family Medicine Residency Program

One of seven family medicine physicians practicing in Alabama graduated from our residency – one of the oldest and largest family medicine residencies in the US.

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Students pursuing rural medicine, dentistry and other health professions were recently honored at a College of Community Health Sciences convocation. The students are part of the College’s Rural Medical Scholars, Rural Dental Scholars and Rural Community Health Scholars programs. Educating and training the next generation of rural health care providers is one way CCHS is meeting its mission of improving health in communities. View photos from the 2024 Convocation and learn more about CCHS Rural Programs here.

Our Mission

We are dedicated to improving and promoting the health of individuals and communities in rural Alabama and the Southeast region through leadership in medical and health-related education, primary care and population health; the provision of high quality, accessible health care services; and research and scholarship.