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: