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Enhance Health and Health Equity

UNM strives to improve public health and health care to the populations we serve, working with community partners to advance health and health equity in New Mexico, and to provide an excellent education in the health sciences with a focus on the priority health needs of our communities.

STRATEGY 4.1: IMPROVE HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE FOR THOSE WE SERVE

Metric: Improve annual State Healthcare Ranking

Objective 4.1.1: Initiate a comprehensive community health workers program. Completion Target: Summer 2017, Responsibility: Roth

STRATEGY 4.2: BUILD THE HEALTH CARE WORKFORCE OF NEW MEXICO BY PROVIDING A PREMIER EDUCATION

Metric: Reduction in counties qualifying as healthcare shortage areas

Objective 4.2.1: Update state report on workforce shortages and recruitment strategies. Completion Target: Fall 2016, Responsibility: Roth

Objective 4.2.2: Initiate Population Health bachelor’s degree program in fall 2016. Completion Target: Fall 2016, Responsibility: Roth

STRATEGY 4.3: FOSTER INNOVATION AND TRANSLATE OUR RESEARCH AND DISCOVERIES INTO CLINICAL AND EDUCATIONAL PRACTICE

Metric: Increase funding for clinical and translational research

Objective 4.3.1: Recruit at least one basic science researcher per year that complements health and biomedical education and clinical efforts. Completion Target: Summer 2017, Responsibility: Roth

Objective 4.3.2: Finalize plan and begin implementation of a small business partnership initiative, modeled on the Cleveland University Circle, to support and grow local vendors. Completion Target: Summer 2017, Responsibility: Roth

Objective 4.3.3: Develop new joint Main Campus – HSC educational programs. Completion Target: 2 joint programs by Summer 2017, Responsibility: Roth and Abdallah