Health Delivery

Americans spend 2.5 times more on health care than most developed countries, yet rank 37th in the world for health according to the World Health Organization. Facing challenges such as skyrocketing health care costs, more people entering the system, a rise in chronic diseases, and a rapidly aging population, ASU is dedicated to changing the paradigm and directing the focus toward promoting healthy behaviors, as well as delivering health care in novel ways.

Workforce concerns -- the way that tomorrow’s physicians and health care professionals are educated -- are paramount to the vision of restructuring health care. Training begins with new curriculum models such as those developed for the Science of Health Care Delivery program in the College of Health Solutions (in partnership with Mayo Clinic School of Medicine Arizona Campus). Students are learning under a new paradigm that emphasizes cost-effective, patient-centered care. The program is concentrating efforts to prepare young doctors to be better prepared to meet the demands of the nation’s changing health care system.

Ranked in the top four percent of nursing schools in the country by U.S. News & World Report, the College of Nursing and Health Innovation is distinguished as a model for excellence and inspiration in nursing and interprofessional practice, education, and research to advance knowledge and innovative practice models. The college is dedicated to discovering new solutions to optimize the health and well-being of our diverse local, national and global communities.

ASU has many research centers, institutes, clinics, and alliances that deliver hands-on care and health solutions:

ASU maintains a number of health clinics providing health services to the community
The center develops interventions that promote health and quality of life for individuals who are aging within a culturally diverse society.
The College of Health Solutions offers real-world solutions for health and health care issues.
The Department of Psychology at ASU offers individualized training and state-of-the-art conceptual, methodological and teaching tools.
Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation produces lifetime learners in nursing and health who are prepared to think critically and succeed in any situation.
ASU is at the forefront of new solutions to educate and optimize the health and well-being of our diverse local, national and global communities.
The consortium brings together expertise in supply chain strategy, medical sociology, clinical medicine, policy analysis, information technology, health care economics and operations research.
The Healthcare Delivery and Policy Program explores the emergence of options, policy implications and solutions in the national healthcare delivery agenda.
The Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University Alliance for Health Care.
The Mayo Clinic and ASU MedTech Accelerator provides medical device and healthcare IT early stage companies with personalized business development plans to collaborate with Mayo Clinic and ASU and accelerate go to market and investment opportunities.
The National Biomarker Development Alliance creates standards to successfully develop biomarkers needed for precision medicine.
The Office of Clinical Partnerships is a collaborative framework for researchers, hospital and heath care organizations and the community to work on use-inspired biomedical research and provide real-world training for students.
The Science of Health Care Delivery program at Arizona State University is the first of its kind in the country.
The Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center produces and disseminates research to reduce, eliminate or prevent health disparities in partnership with Southwestern communities and international collaborators.