CHAMP a Powerful Community Resource

May 5, 2014


If you live in San Jose or the Santa Clara area, you are certainly familiar with San Jose State University. But you may not be as aware of one of the busiest programs on its campus – the Center on Healthy Aging in Multicultural Populations (CHAMP). The mission of CHAMP is “to promote healthy aging among multlcultural and diverse populations living in the San Francisco Bay area.” This interdisciplinary program accomplishes its mission through a variety of training events and community outreach activities that are a boon for both professional and family caregivers in the area.

CHAMP recent hosted its third annual Conference on Health and Aging – Opportunities and Challenges: Evidence-Based Practice in Multicultural Communities — on April 18. Session topics and titles indicate the scope of what was covered in the day of training; e.g.,

  • Multi-Dimensional Aspects of Aging and Long-Term Care

  • The Occupational Needs of Fail Chinese Elder Immigrants for Aging in Place

  • Enhancing Nursing Courses with Realistic Geriatric Content

  • Is Seventy the New Forty? Paleopathology and Aging

  • Wellness in Senior Housing

When not hosting its outstanding annual conference, the CHAMP program continues to provide a range of university and community services throughout the year in three core areas: education and training, research, and community partnerships.