Dramatic changes are happening in today’s healthcare industry. Cleveland State University (CSU) is leading the way in collaborative approaches to health-care education. Our design of the new Center for Innovation in Health Professions (CIHP) fosters inter-professional education in the classroom and is aiming to create better health, better care, and lower health-care costs.
CIHP will combine research and clinical training programs under one roof. Students and researchers in nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and other disciplines will team up to develop collaborative approaches to health care.
The endeavor also gives Northeast Ohio Medical University, CSU’s partner for the project, a presence on the campus. This partnership is dedicated to training physicians and other primary care health professionals to address the health-care needs of urban communities.
The building will include flexible spaces for interdisciplinary and translational research as well as dedicated spaces for education. Students will study topics as diverse as music and art therapy, social science, criminal forensics, cultural anthropology, and contemporary alternative medicine. CIHP is creating a community where future physicians, nurses, and health professionals will learn to work together.