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Goals

  • Increase public awareness of health issues
  • Promote diversity in the health care workforce
  • Act as a sounding board for the community
  • Increase accessibility of health care services
  • Strengthen existing community relationships and establish new ones
  • Involve the community in outreach efforts, programs and research
  • Promote higher education through student and family involvement

Mission Concept Description
 H Health Fair Outreach Program At community health fairs, doctors and health educators from multiple specialties and departments will provide vital preventive care services, community education and distribute informative materials. 
Affiliation and Facility Development  UC San Diego Health Sciences aims to expand services and the provision of health care services throughout the community by enhancing and developing current and prospective partnerships and affiliations in the region, while also exploring opportunities for new facility development to help meet community needs.
 E Partnerships with Community Colleges and Agencies for
Job Training
In order to maximize employment opportunities for individuals from underserved communities, UC San Diego Health Sciences is collaborating with educational institutions providing workforce training for health care jobs. In addition, coordinated shadowing and internship opportunities will be offered. 
Facility Tour Schedule Community organizations and elected officials’ offices can take advantage of our newly designed and expanded facility tour schedules and materials for UC San Diego Health Sciences’ facilities.
High School Health Academy Sponsorship These high school “health academies” will maximize opportunities for students interested in health care careers. These academic programs include facility tours, guest lectures, scholarships, and shadowing and internship opportunities. 
Speakers’ Bureau Expansion This program, which brings internationally recognized health care experts to the community to help educate and inspire community members to take an active role in their health care, will be significantly expanded. 
 R Clinical and Translational Research Institute Education Individuals in this region can benefit greatly from participation in research studies. Research insights directly translate to better patient care and more effective treatment. This initiative will increase outreach activities aimed to ensure community collaboration, support and participation in research. 
Grant Collaborations  Research grants can bring major resources to the region. UC San Diego Health Sciences is committed to exploring partnerships with community organizations to maximize the impact of grant applications. 
Partnership with Community Colleges for Research With the ever-increasing numbers of jobs in health care, education must better prepare future workers. UC San Diego Health Sciences will work with community college partners to provide internship opportunities and help support workforce development in the area of research. 
 E Empowerment Collectively, these projects will empower our communities.