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.
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.
National Forum for Heart Disease & 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.
NEHI The Network for Excellence in Health Innovation
The Network for Excellence in Health Innovation (NEHI) is a national nonprofit, nonpartisan organization composed of stakeholders from across all key sectors of health and healthcare. Its mission is to advance innovations that improve health, enhance the quality of healthcare and achieve greater value for the money spent. NEHI consults with its broad membership, and conducts independent, objective research and convenings to accelerate these innovations and bring about changes within healthcare and in public policy. The Ohio State University College of Nursing is sharing its expertise and experience in evidence-based practice, telehealth and interprofessional care.
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.
CASIS (Center for Advancement of Science in Space)
CASIS is the non-profit organization responsible for managing the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory. Their mission is to foster scientific discovery and technological innovation in space, expand U.S. leadership in commercial space and inspire the next generation. The International Space Station is a revolutionary laboratory that is truly expanding the frontiers of science and innovation. CASIS empowers nontraditional users to reach R&D objectives onboard the ISS National Lab, leading the effort with NASA to maximize ISS utilization.
IL & FS Skills Development Corporation Limited
IL & FS Skills Development Corporation Limited (IL & FS Skills) is a joint initiative of IL & FS Education & Technology Services Limited (IL & FS Education) and National Skill Development Corporation ("NSDC"). NSDC is set up under the aegis of Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Government of India to fulfill its mission for a Skilled India. IL & FS Skills is engaged in the business of establishing, managing and operating skill development institutes for skill building and employment of youth ranging from school dropouts to college graduates. IL&FS SKills operates in a hub and spoke model whereby it has a network of 300+ institutes across the country under the brand IL &FS Institute of Skills. Under this model, IL&FS Skills has trained more than 1.6 million youth (6,000,000 under placement linked skill development programme and balance under skill upgradation/others trainings) and placed 80% of 6,000,000 youth in carious industries. IL&FS Skills offers skills training in 23 sectors covering 85+ job roles in manufacturing, engineering & construction, healthcare, IT/ITES and services sectors blended with soft skills, value added modules of English and IT. The Ohio State University College of Nursing is providing evidence-based reviews of nursing and pre-nursing curricula, common to healthcare practice in the Western hemisphere, to enhance the educational offerings for nurses in India.