Partnerships and Collaborations
These key relationships each help to advance evidence-based healthcare initiatives that support the students, faculty, and staff of academia, enrich healthcare education in the United States and abroad and/or enhance critically important wellness and healthcare issues facing the country.
- Everyday Health: Year of Resilience
Building Resilience and Resources Together
- Million Hearts®
The Ohio State University is the only institution of higher education that is a collaborating partner with Million Hearts, a joint effort of the US Department of Health & Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Ohio State’s Colleges of Nursing, Medicine and Pharmacy created a Million Hearts® educational module designed for interdisciplinary teamwork by healthcare professionals and healthcare professionals’ students. The Million Hearts® educational module is free and available online to assist with education and implementation of the DHHS Million Hearts® initiative. To date, more than 150 institutions have enrolled in the module and screened more than 60,000 Americans.
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- National Consortium for Building Health Academic Communities
The National Consortium for Building Healthy Academic Communities (BHAC) brings together universities and colleges from across the United States to share comprehensive, evidence-based practices on faculty and staff wellness, student wellness, academic medical centers and wellness innovation. BHAC hosts biannual summits, monthly webinars and an e-newsletter for administrators, faculty, staff, student leaders, researchers, medical centers, HR officers and policymakers from professional organizations and academia. Ohio State is the founding institution and hosted the first biannual summit in 2013.
- National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention
The National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention focuses on advancing health equity and the implementation of the ABCS (appropriate Aspirin use, Blood pressure management, Cholesterol control, and Smoking cessation) to prevent heart disease and stroke. The National Forum’s overarching goal is to eliminate cardiovascular health disparities and achieve health equity. The National Forum defines health equity as “attainment of the highest level of health for all people” and recognizes that achieving health equity requires valuing everyone equally with focused and ongoing societal efforts to address avoidable inequalities, historical and contemporary injustices and the elimination of health and healthcare disparities. The Ohio State University College of Nursing supports the National Forum’s evidence-based practices for heart disease and stroke prevention—including the addition of one more S in the ABCSS, that is Stress reduction—and educates college-aged women and men about heart health.
- Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease
The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) is an internationally-recognized organization of patients, providers, community organizations, business and labor groups and health policy experts committed to raising awareness of the number one cause of death, disability and rising healthcare costs: chronic disease. More than one in two American adults live with at least one chronic condition and nearly one in three live with two or more chronic conditions. Chronic diseases, such as diabetes, COPD, cancer, depression, obesity and heart disease, account for the vast majority of healthcare spending in the U.S.: 86 cents of every healthcare dollar. The Ohio State University provides clinical and evidence-based practice expertise to the range of topics addressed by PFCD.
- STOP Obesity Alliance
The Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance is a diverse coalition of consumer, provider, government, business and health insurer organizations working together to stop, think and change perceptions and approaches to the problem of obesity, overweight and weight-related health risks, including heart disease and diabetes. Based at The Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University, the Alliance is directed by William H. Dietz, MD, PhD. As Medical Director, Scott Kahan, MD, MPH, provides counsel and oversight for the Alliance's ongoing research, writing and initiatives. The Ohio State University contributes clinical and provider expertise and extends outreach to other nursing and health sciences colleges and professionals across the country.
- Trusted Health
Trusted Health and The Ohio State University College of Nursing came together in the spring of 2020, so that nurses employed by Trusted who are working in facilities with COVID-19 patients will be able to access an emotional support line staffed by seasoned College of Nursing nurse practitioner faculty, including mental health experts, and supervised students. Faculty volunteers are providing emotional support when nurses call the emotional support line. APN students provide wellness support and partnership through an optional 4- or 8-week program during which cognitive-behavioral skills building, motivational interviewing and mindfulness techniques are shared to enhance the nurses’ health and well-being, both during the pandemic and for life.