THE STRATEGIC PLANNING PROCESS
The College of Community Health Sciences this year enters the fourth of a five-year strategic planning process that seeks to improve the health of Alabama communities through the College’s strong foundation in primary care and its ongoing work in educating family medicine physicians, providing direct patient care and engaging in related research and scholarship.
The strategic plan, written in the 2012-13 academic year, provides a roadmap that is guiding significant progress in four key areas: build on the roots of The University of Alabama Family Medicine Residency, which CCHS operates; provide a community-oriented and innovative education experience for medical students; transform University Medical Center, the College’s multi-specialty clinical practice, to deliver exceptional, patient-centered care; and foster a passion for research and scholarship aligned with the College’s mission.
Below are highlights of strategic planning work accomplished in 2016, and work planned for this year.
STRATEGIC PLAN STRUCTURE
The strategic plan has three main elements: Strategic Priorities, the Initiatives under each Priority, and Core Value Expressions that cut across the organization. Each of these elements is briefly introduced below.
There are four overarching Strategic Priorities in the 2013 Plan. These Priorities function as the high-level visioning statements for how CCHS will pursue its mission. The Strategic Priorities are: