With one of the most comprehensive academic health centers in the nation, the University of Minnesota is uniquely positioned to benefit the citizens and communities we serve. We’re making an irreplaceable impact on the state of Minnesota while guiding the evolution of health care on a global scale.
From Warroad to Worthington, Stillwater to Pipestone, the University of Minnesota makes the state a healthier place. It teaches 70 percent of Minnesota’s health care providers and our faculty members care for thousands of patients each year. Through research, the University of Minnesota brings new treatments to patients and drives policies that benefit the health and wellbeing of local communities and beyond.
Eliminating Health Disparities
The University of Minnesota, believes that far too many families live without health insurance, or find themselves underinsured and lacking the security that health insurance can provide. Its students and faculty help to eliminate health disparities by conducting research to determine what causes gaps in care and by providing care in clinics designed to fill cracks in the healthcare landscape.
Health Care Reform
The University of Minnesota's health policy experts partner with clinical providers from across the health sciences to develop the research that state and national legislative leaders need to effectively guide health reform efforts. The university also analyzes and studies health reform policies already underway in our country to determine where policy changes could make efforts even more effective.
For our country’s health care system to truly evolve, the University of Minnesota starts with its students. Only from new interprofessional education models can it properly train our future health care providers to be focused on teamwork, cooperation, and new ways of thinking.
Food is an engine of Minnesota’s economic growth. The University of Minnesota's health sciences programs help fuel that engine while ensuring each component of the global food production system is finely tuned.
Training Minnesota's Workforce
The University of Minnesota's health sciences programs currently train 70 percent of Minnesota’s health workforce. The university ensures that Minnesota and its surrounding region has the health care workforce it needs today and throughout the future.
The University of Minnesota takes a multidisciplinary approach to the issue of obesity. Leveraging millions of dollars in federal, state, and private grant funding, researchers from across the health sciences explore the factors behind the problem and seek concrete solutions.
Health has no borders. Infectious disease, cancer, depression, and heart failure—these conditions occur around the world, impacting everyone. That’s why the University of Minnesota's students, faculty, researchers, and providers within the Academic Health Center are working to learn from—and solve—some of the most pressing health problems around the globe.