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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: Form partnership between UNMH and Office of Community Health to fund two health extension officers to address Native American health issues in Bernalillo County. Completion Target: Summer 2018, 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 2017, Responsibility: Roth

Objective 4.2.2: Hire two dermatology faculty to rebuild capacity for restarting dermatology residency. Completion Target: Summer 2018, Responsibility: Roth

Objective 4.2.3: Complete UNM West program plans and building #2 design. Completion Target: Summer 2018, 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 2018, Responsibility: Roth

Objective 4.3.2: Develop standards to attract and retain high quality research faculty who are or will be extramurally funded. Completion Target: Summer 2018, Responsibility: Roth

Objective 4.3.3: Develop joint center for gerontology between main campus and HSC. Completion Target: Summer 2018, Responsibility: Roth

Objective 4.3.4: Develop 2 new joint educational programs between Main Campus and HSC. Completion Target: Summer 2018, Responsibility: Roth and White