The mission of the Center is to promote healthy aging among multicultural and diverse populations living in the San Francisco Bay area. With faculty affiliates from all academic disciplines at SJSU, the Center facilitates interdisciplinary aging research, education and training, and strategic partnerships with community-based organizations working with older adults.
Older adults in the San Francisco Bay area are extremely diverse in terms of needs and resources available to promote and maintain physical and psychological wellbeing. Differences in socioeconomic status, English language proficiency, and access to health care and community services call for research to understand the unique needs of a multicultural population and the development of community-based interventions to promote healthy aging. CHAMP is housed in the College of Health and Human Sciences which is home to applied and professional disciplines serving dynamic societal needs and dedicated to promoting a healthy, ethical, and enlightened global community through innovative application of knowledge and scholarship.
The Center is composed of three cores: