Health Sciences Strategic Framework

LAST TO FIRST

Creating A Healthier WV

  • Move from last to first – become a leader for the nation
  • Nurture talented people and build a culture of health and service at WVU
  • Support community approaches to health and health outcomes
  • Promote simple and achievable tools for better health and better life– fewer carbs and less sugar – more exercise – eliminate addiction behavior
  • Tell our story and West Virginia’s story; document culture change and health success

ONE WEST VIRGINIA; ONE WVU

Strengthening Collaboration and Partnerships

  • Develop tighter research and collaboration partnerships with educators & researchers statewide
  • Redefine care coordination by establishing statewide collaborations
  • Develop strengths at WVU and partnerships with others to benefits patients and outcomes
  • Aggressively address health problems together with state agencies and others to reverse the top disease trends in West Virginia

WVU MEDICINE

Delivering Patient-Centered Care

  • Invest in signature programs: cancer, cardiovascular, neurosciences, children’s health, critical care/trauma, surgical services
  • Focus on rural health, entrepreneurship & innovation, longevity & health, and injury & accident prevention
  • Accept and manage financial risk for West Virginians’ health
  • Create incentives to create and preserve health
  • Provide system wide access to expert care for citizens across West Virginia

A BEACON FOR WEST VIRGINIA

Leading Research for Improving WV Health

  • Prioritize research to find real solutions to issues faced by real people
  • Enhance the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Expand research partnerships with clinicians and educators inside and outside WVU
  • Support translational research in labs, clinics, and communities, and the health system

OUR LAND GRANT MISSION

Improving the Lives of West Virginia Citizens

  • Build a true learning health system
  • Develop new educational programs tied to state needs
  • Recognize that health, education, and the economy are connected & address them together
  • Strengthen interprofessional and intercampus educational linkages
  • Create a better physical environment on all campuses
  • Tap the educational and research potential of all WVU Medicine partners
  • Freely share information that can improve citizen’s lives