Below are the strategic priorities and initiatives for service. Each point underneath a numerated strategic priority is an initiative and will guide us to better serve our state, nation, and globe:

1. Engage across the state to produce the workforce needed in North Carolina and beyond

  • Build the clinical campuses to enhance local pipelines and workforce development
  • Optimize the effectiveness of AHEC through alignment with SOM activities
  • Utilize expertise to address important state problems such as the opioid epidemic

2. Focus service to rural North Carolina

  • Expand the work of the Office of Rural Initiatives to address the pipeline for an interprofessional rural health care workforce
  • Partner with UNC Health Care to enhance impact in rural communities

3. Translate research into professional, commercial and societal uses for the citizens of North Carolina

  • Apply research results to improve the health of citizens of North Carolina
  • Align innovation with public and private partners to optimize impact of University ideas and intellectual property

4. Strengthen our global citizenship by thoughtfully expanding our clinical, research, and educational outreach

  • Build awareness internally of existing clinical, research and educational opportunities around the world
  • Develop a coherent strategy to expand global efforts in each of our missions as appropriate