Strategic Directions Showcase

Here are some some examples of Strategic Directions happening across Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Are there programs or activities you feel exemplify one or more of the VUMC Strategic Directions? Let us know below.

Design for Patients and Families

Discover, Learn, and Share

  • Developing the Person-centeredness of Research Scale to assess the degree to which research reflects the needs, values and priorities of patients, families and communities.
  • The Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance (MVA) convening the Community Health Worker Collaborative, a group of organizations focused on advancing the Community Health Worker (CHW) profession in Tennessee.

Make Diversity and Inclusion Intentional


  • Development of a VUMC Diversity and Inclusion website
  • Established the positions of vice president for health equity at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and associate dean for health equity with the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (Consuelo Wilkins) and the Office of Health Equity  to connect existing community health and health equity initiatives from across the organization while scaling system-wide efforts to identify and address disparities in health (more) (2019).