Beginning in 2014, Penn State leadership, lead by Provost Nick Jones, began work on a University-wide Strategic Plan that set a vision and priorities for the time period of 2016-2020; on March 21, 2019, the University Board of Trustees voted unanimously to extend the plan through 2025.
Strategic Priority: Enhancing Health
Penn State will be a leader in promoting quality of life through comprehensive approaches to enhancing personalized and population health, achieved through a commitment to and investment in relevant research, education, clinical practice, and outreach.
The Strategic Plan includes five Thematic Priorities, strategic areas of focus that embody existing and emerging strengths and opportunities, which were identified during Penn State’s planning process. Each represents a breadth and depth of expertise and interest across multiple Penn State units where the University is well positioned (with continued commitment and strategic investment of resources) for profound and measurable contributions.
The Executive Committee overseeing the implementation of the Enhancing Health Thematic Priority of the University Strategic Plan is comprised of UHSC leadership (the Executive Committee members are listed here.)
We use the term “personalized health” in a holistic fashion, to include all aspects of health (including physical, mental, and emotional health, among others), while “population health” refers to the health outcomes of groups of individuals (such as people at a workplace or the population of a U.S. state, a nation, or geographic region).
Advance Discovery in Personalized and Population Health:
Create Innovative Academic Programs in Personalized and Population Health:
Build Synergistic Partnerships to Influence Population Health:
Facilitate Wellness within the Penn State Community:
Inform Governmental Health Policy:
Penn State Strategic Plan - All Thematic Priorities:
Enhancing Health Strategy Table:
Enhancing Health Progress Report:
Enhancing Health Town Hall, Oct. 30, 2018:
Archive video: https://psu.mediaspace.kaltura.com/media/EH+Forum/1_55y94caa