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UNLV Academic Health

UNLV Academic Health Vision

To be recognized by our community stakeholders, healthcare professionals and strategic partners as the national leader in advancing academic health through transformational innovation. Our institution is known for being the steward of the community, driving the continuum of support in all areas of health.

Transformational Innovation

We achieve leadership in transformational innovation by:

  • Creating an environment where people feel valued in order to attract and engage excellent students, staff, and faculty.
  • Advancing research and discovery to improve the health and care of our community.
  • Providing high value, high quality, state-of-the-art, interprofessional care for ALL members of our community.
  • Committing to continuous improvement in healthcare education by leveraging technology, and promoting interprofessional education & collaborative practice.
  • Serving as an engaged and responsive member of the community.

Strategic Objectives and Tasks

The strategic objectives and tasks are from the 2018 strategic plan; the UNLV Academic Health strategic planning group is working to revise which will result in new/modified strategic objectives and tasks.

Increase the capacity and productivity in research scholarship, innovation, and creativity to address the workforce challenges and opportunities of the future.

  • Deliver world-class innovation and build a culture of research through collaborative engagement in research with industry, business, government, and the community.
  • Expand collaborative learning experiences to advance person-centered practice through interprofessional team-based learning.
  • Ensure research infrastructure that stimulates educational innovation and collaborative research.
  • Recruit, retain, and recognize research faculty, staff, and students.

Provide comprehensive, person-centered care that enhances the quality, accessibility, scope of clinical services, and expands community engagement toward improved collaboration and population health.

  • Produce a practice-ready workforce that makes a lasting impact on community health.
  • Build primary care and population health capabilities by developing and becoming a fully integrated healthcare delivery system.
  • Promote and highlight the UNLV Academic Health Center as stewards of Nevada’s health.

Develop and implement prevention initiatives that work to improve the health and wellness of UNLV AHC faculty, students, staff, and the surrounding community.

  • Foster a workplace that encourages and promotes health and wellness that fills unmet needs of faculty, students, and staff at Shadow Lane Campus.
  • Add new wellness programs/services to address holistic wellness, both physical and mental wellbeing, of faculty, students, and staff at Shadow Lane Campus and the surrounding community.
  • Build and maintain campus and community partnerships, which enhance faculty, staff, and student health and wellness.
  • Implement population-level health promotion and education on all relevant health topics via evidence-based social marketing and social media efforts.