Center for Health Services (CHS)

Discussions about the sustainability of the work of the Student Health Coalition began early in the life of the SHC (1970) and remained a lively topic of discourse for subsequent decades. Not everyone in the early years supported the establishment of a formal setting within the academic walls of Vanderbilt, but the Center for Health Services was born nonetheless, in 1973, housed within the Vanderbilt Medical Center. The Center enjoyed a robust and well-financed existence for nearly 40 years.


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