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Strategic Plan for Office of the Vice Provost for Health

Mission

Educating students to promote and provide optimal healthcare for individuals and communities

Vision

Grand Valley State University will be the foremost provider of health professionals in the region, educating students in 75 health and health related programs in a student-centered, interprofessional manner. As the leader in the provision of academic programs, applied scholarship, and service in meeting current and ongoing needs of our communities, we will inspire the publics trust through the synergy of excellent health sciences and healthcare professions education, cutting edge biomedical research, and holistic healthcare service. We will be vigorous and innovative in creating a framework of collaborative interprofessional healthcare professional education, research, and service programs for the 21st century to meet current and future needs of our students, health science and healthcare partners, and our communities.

Value Statement

" EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION: Quality educational programs, innovation in academic programs, excellent teaching, interprofessional educational learning experiences, and commitment to community including service learning collaborations. " STUDENT CENTERED ENVIRONMENT: Support of students personally, academically, and professionally, active learning, student centered education, scholarship, and service opportunities, engagement of students in curricular and co-curricular learning, strong academic and career counseling services, staff and faculty responsiveness to student inquiries and needs. " TEAMWORK: Collaboration, mutual support, mutual respect, positive and effective internal and external communication, embracing diversity, integrity, personal and financial accountability, interprofessional problem solving and critical thinking. " ACTIVE SCHOLARSHIP: Applied research, external funding, articles in a variety of journals, local, regional, state, national and international presentations, interprofessional research, external grant funding, and faculty mentoring students in research activities. " SERVICE: Professional and community service, long-term commitment to select community projects, student and faculty involvement in community service activities, interprofessional service project development, strategic involvement in community boards and committees.

Strategic Priorities, outcomes, and key objectives

Strategic Priority Area 1: Actively engage learners at all levels.

Outcome A: Grand Valley's learning environment is personal, challenging, and transformational, supporting excellent academic programs and co-curricular opportunities.

Outcome D: Grand Valley supports innovative teaching, learning, integrative scholarly and creative activity, and the use of new technologies.

Objective 1.D.1

Increase interprofessional simulations by 10%

Baseline

baseline-4 per year

Progress

2019 Status
Achieved
The University Simulation Center conducted sixteen interprofessional simulation experiences. Two (2) interprofessional simulations were offered by the PIPES (Promoting Interprofessional Education for Students) meetings, one in the fall and winter semester each. Thirteen interprofessional simulations were conducted as part of the programmatic curricular objectives in GVSU’s health or health-related academic programs. One (1) community wide, unfolding, interprofessional simulation was conducted involving; 122 high school students, 74 GVSU students, 25 GVSU faculty and staff, 31 local law enforcement and first responders, and over 200 health professionals from Spectrum Health, Metro Health, and Mercy Health Saint Mary’s.

2018 Status
Achieved
Two interprofessional simulations were again offered by the PIPES (Promoting Interprofessional Education for Students) meetings, one in the fall and winter semester each. A total of twenty-one interprofessional simulations were offered for health or health-related students as part of their programmatic curricular objectives. There were also eighteen interprofessional standardized patient events to prepare students with an opportunity to practice teamwork skills.

Objective 1.D.2

University simulation center will promote the incorporation of simulation in new and existing health related programs at CHS. Through faculty and staff development of simulation pedagogy, 20% of new programs will incorporate simulation into their programs.

Baseline

Unknown, will be determined by development of growth.

Progress

2019 Status
Achieved
There were no new health programs implemented during 2019. Health Care Administration, while an existing university program, introduced simulation by offering one event in 2019. There were no new hybrid programs during the reporting period.

2018 Status
Achieved
At this time there are 0- new programs, 0-new hybrid programs.

Strategic Priority Area 2: Further develop exceptional personnel.

Outcome A: Grand Valley's learning environment is personal, challenging, and transformational, supporting excellent academic programs and co-curricular opportunities.

Objective 2.A.1

The simulation center will increase overall in-services for faculty and staff by 20% on innovations, new equipment, developing objectives, and debriefing techniques.

Baseline

One per year

Progress

2019 Status
Achieved
University Simulation Center staff offered 12 simulation focused in-services for faculty and staff, with a total of 24 attendees.

2018 Status
Achieved
The Simulation and Learning Labs provided a substantial number of in-services for faculty and staff exceeding the target of 20% increase. This year's in-services totaled 27 with an attendance range from 3-10 participants per event.

Outcome E: Grand Valley strategically allocates its fiscal, human, and other institutional resources.

Objective 2.E.1

Progress

2019 Status
Achieved
The Office of the Vice Provost for Health was comprised of 25 staff members during 2019, including three (3) new employees in the new Battle Creek Regional Outreach Office. Staff participated in 93 developmental opportunities, including 47 conferences or trainings, 37 seminars and courses, and 9 publications and presentations.

2018 Status
Achieved
There are 20 staff members in the Office of the Vice Provost for Health. As part of professional development to maintain competencies and disseminate scholarly findings staff members attended 36 conferences or trainings; had 24 presentations as informational, workshops, podium or poster; and participated in 51 seminars or courses.

Strategic Priority Area 3: Ensure the alignment of institutional structures and functions.

Outcome A: Grand Valley's learning environment is personal, challenging, and transformational, supporting excellent academic programs and co-curricular opportunities.

Objective 3.A.1

The University Simulation Center supports 100% of university requests for providing standardized patient, high fidelity simulations, and clinical learning lab experiences (as space and staffing allows).

Baseline

Learning labs are open approximately 60hours/week per academic year.

Progress

2019 Status
Achieved
The University Simulation Center provided standardized patient, high fidelity simulations, and clinical learning lab experiences from 7:30 am to 9:00 pm, Monday through Friday, averaging 94.5 hours per week. In addition, the Simulation Center was open from 8am to 5pm on five (5) Saturdays each semester, in support of the Occupational Therapy Hybrid Program. The Simulation Center offered a total of 1,840 simulation events during 2019, including 280 manikin events, 385 standardized patient events, and 1,175 lab events.

2018 Status
Achieved
The Simulation and Learning labs have now expanded to the Ralph Finkelstein Hall on the GVSU Health campus. The labs were open on the average of 60 hours weekly to support student learning experiences. There were a total of 1,760 simulation events fulfilling 100% of faculty requests.

Outcome C: Grand Valley has mutually beneficial relationships, partnerships, collaborations, and connections with local, state, national, and world communities.

Objective 3.C.1

Preserve an effective GVSU Health Compliance Program based on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's current recommendations that maintains 100% compliance with all established affiliation agreements for GVSU's health-related programs

Baseline

100% at baseline

Progress

2019 Status
Achieved
University Health Compliance continued the transition to CastleBranch for health compliance tracking. At year end, all programs with students in health compliance had at least one cohort on CastleBranch, reflecting 72% of all students in health compliance. Average rate of compliance during 2019 was 84%, with a goal of 100%. Subsequent to the annual review of the Health Compliance Policy, and guidelines for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of health compliance requirements were reduced for students who have limited patient access, reducing student costs, while maintaining compliance with agreements, clinical guidelines and safety. Student training modules and associated quizzes were also reviewed and updated.

2018 Status
Achieved
The Health Compliance policy is reviewed and updated annually meeting the current recommendations set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Health Compliance modules are updated annually to provide essential content for students, staff and faculty. The goal continues to be 100% compliance. Reporting by students, staff and faculty is being transitioned from University Blackboard to a more comprehensive reporting mechanism via Castlebranch. This system allows enrollees (over their lifetime ) to electronically upload and access their immunization records.

Objective 3.C.2

Expand clinical placements to meet 100% of the demand for GVSU's health-related programs.

Baseline

100% at baseline

Progress

2019 Status
Achieved
The number of preceptor led-student experiential learning placements during 2019 totaled 2,714. Semester break out reflects: 955 placements during winter semester, 747 placements during spring/summer semester and 1,012 placements during fall semester. There were 1,702 individual preceptors, of which 314 enrolled in the Preceptor Perks program. Experiential learning placements increased for the following programs: Diagnostic Medical Sonography -2; Health Information Management-3; Medical Laboratory Science-6; and Radiation Therapy-1.

2018 Status
Achieved
The number of student internships total 2,761. The breakdown is as follows: winter term= 986, spring/summer term= 814, and the fall term= 961. The number of preceptors is 1,781 with enrollment in the Preceptor Perks program of 313. Clinical placements in existing programs have increased for diagnostic medical sonography -2; health information management-11; medical laboratory science-4; radiation therapy-1.

Strategic Priority Area 4: Enhance the institution's image and reputation.

Outcome A: Grand Valley's learning environment is personal, challenging, and transformational, supporting excellent academic programs and co-curricular opportunities.

Objective 4.A.1

Ensure the simulation center meets the standards of the accreditation criteria as set forth by Society for Simulation in Healthcare

Baseline

Inactive/unknown if meeting the accreditation criteria

Progress

2019 Status
Substantial Progress
University Simulation Center staff are developing a Simulation Center Policy and Procedure manual that aligns with the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSIH) accreditation standards, and collecting data on learner contact hours as required by accreditation.

2018 Status
Substantial Progress
The Simulation Center continues to work towards meeting the core standards of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare accreditation.

Objective 4.A.2

Provide leadership, resources, and platforms for dialogue and exchange for regional health.

Baseline

DeVos Medical Ethics Colloquy (300), Health Care Economic Forecast (600), Your Health Lecture Series (150), MIPERC conference (175), Annual GVSU Health Report (750).

Progress

2019 Status
Achieved
The Office of the Vice Provost for Health (OVPH) provided leadership, resources, and platforms for 12 public events, with 2,850 attendees. As in previous years, the West Michigan Healthcare Economic Forecast and DeVos Medical Ethic Colloquies were live streamed. The Health Forum of West Michigan topics included Cost of Drugs, Depression and Suicide, Opioid Epidemic Update, Organ Donations and Transplants, Consumer Driven Technology, Legalized Marijuana and Discoveries in Genetics. Over 100 individuals attended the inaugural Health Forum of Northern Michigan, sponsored by OVPH and Northwestern Michigan College, during which several regional speakers addressed the topic of the 2019 Opioid Update. The 12th Annual Midwest Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research Center (MIPERC) conference, had 351 registrants, representing 36 organizations across 4 states. Publications from OVPH include The Health Check Economic Forecast and Annual Health Report, which are provided both in print as well as electronically through the OVPH website. Three newsletters are each produced bi-annually: the OVPH newsletter, the MIPERC newsletter and the Standardized Patient Program newsletter “Role Call”.

2018 Status
Achieved
For 2018, the OVPH provided leadership, resources, platforms and venues for 14 public events attracting 3,123 attendees. The DeVos Medical Ethics Colloquy and the West Michigan Healthcare Economic Forecast continue to be streamed events. The Health Forum of West Michigan series of eight monthly events attracted over 230 attendees per event. Trending topics included: Human Trafficking, Water Quality & Safety, Palliative Care, Opioid Epidemic, Behavioral Health, Health Care Reform and the Cost of Prescription Drugs. Two publications- The Health Check Economic Forecast and Annual Health Report , each are distributed in hard copy quantities of 1,000 as well as are available electronically on the Vice Provost for Health website. There are three electronic newsletters, the bi-annual OVPH newsletter, the bi-annual Midwest Interprofessional Practice, Education & Research Center (MIPERC) newsletter, and the Standard Patient Program bi-annual Role Call. The MIPERC conference attracted 363 attendees from 26 organizations across 7 states.

Outcome B: Grand Valley is diverse and inclusive.

Objective 4.B.1

Strengthen and develop internal and external health-related partnerships by 5%.

Baseline

25 advisory board members + 700 OVPH leadership team meetings related to community partnerships.

Progress

2019 Status
Achieved
The Office of the Vice Provost for Health (OVPH) Advisory Board is comprised of 24 members from the health care community. A total of 659 meetings occurred with internal (non-OVPH) and external individuals and partners. New partnerships during 2019 include a 15.5 million-dollar W.K. Kellogg Foundation grant awarded in May 2019, to assist Battle Creek Public Schools with their educational transformation project. Together with Roy Olsson, Dean of the College of Health Professions, Paul Christensen, Physician Assistant Studies (PAS) Department Chair and Program Director, and Andrew Booth, PAS Chair of Student Services and Assistant Professor, designed and established a PAS Fellowship Agreement with the Cancer and Hematology Center of West Michigan. Partnered with Northwestern Michigan Community College to develop the Health Forum of Northern Michigan.

2018 Status
Achieved
The OVPH Advisory Board members number 25. There were 285 internal (non-OVPH) meetings, and 386 external meetings (includes Board/Committee/Consortium ) for a total of 671 meetings. New partnerships included an Early Assurance Program Agreement with Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine; and a Preferred Relationship Agreement with Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine. The co-sponsored Ethics Conference attracted 300 attendees.

Outcome C: Grand Valley has mutually beneficial relationships, partnerships, collaborations, and connections with local, state, national, and world communities.

Objective 4.C.2

The Interprofessional Education office is recognized as a regional leader in the field of interprofessional education and practice

Baseline

Leads Midwest Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research Center (MIPERC). Participates in the activities of American Interprofessional Health Collaborative (AIHC), National Academy of Practice (NAP), National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education Incubator member. Annually hosts the MIPERC conference.

Progress

2019 Status
Achieved
The Interprofessional Education Office (IPEO) leads the Midwest Interprofessional Practice and Research Center (MIPERC) which offers the Annual MIPERC Conference. The 12th annual MIPERC conference had 351 registrants, representing 36 organizations across 4 states. The IPE Student Certificate has 190 students enrolled, and the annual open house was attended by 65 students. Six (6) Lunch and Learn events were offered with 16 average attendees with topics that included: Adverse Childhood Events; Cyberbullying; Culinary Medicine; Disaster Preparedness; MedNow Telehealth and Apps; and Telehealth for Behavioral Health. Three (3) Service Learning Events were offered. The first was the Health Expo which had 244 student participants, 8 judges, 30 advisors and 5 vendors including the Hispanic Center, Grand Rapids African American Health Institute (GRAAHI) Asian American Association, a concierge practices, and a chiropractic practice. The second was Diagnosis Fun, a partnership with Grand Rapids Children’s Museum, which had 32 student participants at 10 stations, including a life-size Operation game. The third event offered health care career exploration to 100 high school students at Covenant House Academy. Three (3) IPE mini-grants were awarded for experiences that included an Escape Room, Using Case Study Simulation to Teach Social Determinants of Health and IPE experience on Safely Caring for Persons of Size. The monthly IPE Community Newsletter, showcases the IPE events that are available to students. The work of the IPEO is conducted in part through six work groups: Clinical Setting, Curriculum, Professional Development, Scholarship, Service Learning and Simulation. Each group meets 4-10 times per year. The GVSU Scribe Academy enrolled students on a monthly basis. The 180 students enrolled in the Scribe Academy during 2019 represented pre-medical, pre-PA, pre-nursing, and other health science majors.

2018 Status
Substantial Progress
The Interprofessional Education Office coordinates the activities of the MIPERC. The 11th annual conference 'Developing Healthy Populations, Communities, and Systems through Interprofessional Collaboration" had 363 participants, 4 keynote speakers, 31 posters and 15 podium presentations. The 5th Health Expo hosted 207 undergraduate and graduate level students from three universities collaborating on 43 interprofessional teams, 6 judges (for the top 5 winning posters to be presented at the conference), 28 advisors for a total of 295 attendees. Additional interprofessional service learning venues include the Covenant House Academy Career Exploration, of which 6 students interacted with 80 high school students; and the Grand Rapids Children Children's Museum had 10 health stations manned by 56 students serving over 250 elementary school visitors. The GVSU Scribe Academy had 128 students from 12 scribe cohorts completing the interprofessional educational training content. Four mini-grants were awarded in the Winter of 2018 to Oakland University (OU-opioid crisis training), Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU-collaboration/communication using TeamSTepps), Central Michigan University (CMU-chronic pain and opioids) and Mary Free Bed (MFB-Stop the Bleed) for interprofessional research projects. The Fall of 2018 three mini-grants were awarded to GVSU (case study simulation), CMU (healthy aging initiative), and MFB (smoking cessation). In addition, the Interprofessional Education Office contributed the IPE education modules and project management to the publication of "Test of an Interprofessional Collaborative model to improve obesity-related health outcomes in Michigan" published in a peer reviewed journal. Presentations at the National Center for Interprofessional Practice & Education conference in July included "Structuring a regional model for infusing IPE and Practice" and "Hitting and Assessing the IPE accreditation target from multiple directions". Poster presentations at the National Academies of Practice in March included "Community -Based Interprofessional Collaboration through shared decision making" and the Simulation Center's "Interprofessional Simulation Design Rubric".

Outcome E: Grand Valley strategically allocates its fiscal, human, and other institutional resources.

Objective 4.E.1

Serve as Alternate Care Site for Spectrum Health to support a disaster response affecting the western Michigan region.

Baseline

Established Alternate Care Site Plan.

Progress

2019 Status
Achieved
The University Simulation Center partnered with Spectrum Health during the extreme weather in Jan. 2019 to make space available for their staff who may be unable to travel due to the weather. Although not needed, we were pleased to be able to support our partner, during this unusual event, and will continue to do so as space allows.

2018 Status
Achieved
The Alternate Care Site Plan is being updated to account for the changes to room within Cook DeVos Center for Health Sciences with the opening of the Finkelstein Hall. The Director of Simulation is responsible for the updating of the plan.

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