Health Care Delivery
The health care system should foster optimal health outcomes by providing cost-effective, patient-centered, quality care with an emphasis on service. To that end, the interdisciplinary programs in health care delivery at ASU’s College of Health Solutions prepare students to deliver care and services that improve health outcomes and meet the needs of their target populations.
Our programs in health sciences, medical studies, science of health care delivery, integrated health care, international health management, and behavioral health help students reach their goals for professional and medical schools, or to pursue careers as health professionals and clinicians who can address the critical needs of the health care system. The increasing complexity of the health care system drove the creation of our health care delivery programs, including first-of-their-kind undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the science of health care delivery.
We teach the next generation of health professionals how to achieve better results at lower costs in a complex and rapidly changing environment centered on the goals of the Quadruple Aim: improving the patient experience, improving population health, improving the work life of health care providers, and reducing per-capita costs of health care.
We offer numerous undergraduate and graduate degree programs, as well as minors and certificates, that allow students to gain the necessary prerequisites to apply to professional and medical school and prepare for careers as health care providers and clinicians. Health care delivery degree programs provide in-depth scientific knowledge, research opportunities and hands-on learning for practical application. Graduates go on to pursue professions as medical doctors, behavioral health care providers, dentists, physician assistants, occupational therapists, chiropractors, naturopathic doctors, optometrists, pharmacists and podiatrists.
Flexible options on ASU’s Downtown Phoenix, Tempe, Polytechnic and West campuses, online programs and courses, and partnerships with Mayo Clinic and Phoenix College are all designed to meet the needs of students and address the changing health care system.
Faculty and Research
The health care delivery faculty at ASU’s College of Health Solutions use state-of-the-art techniques to study and advance our knowledge of human health and health care. Faculty research looks at new ways to improve health outcomes, delivery of care, and disease prevention and management with evidence-based practices and interventions. Just as our educational programs prepare students for careers in rapidly changing health care systems, our research aids in developing a deeper understanding of current and future challenges within health, as it investigates opportunities to effectively tackle those challenges.