Health care: it's fundamental to our society, and at the heart of our most intense policy debates. And when we need it ourselves, nothing on earth is more important.
Whenever you turn to a medical professional in New York, the chances are pretty good it'll be someone who's studied, trained, conducted research, worked or taught at SUNY at some point in their career.
Our nurses and doctors provide state-of-the-art healthcare in communities across New York. Our labs are filled with researchers exploring the frontiers of biotechnology and biomedical science. Our public health experts analyze how we behave as a society and tell us where we're headed. We flood the medical and health care sector with talent, jobs, care, and knowledge. But what does the future hold for our hospitals and health care professionals? And how do we make sure SUNY is able to adapt to policy changes and remain on the cutting edge?
This Conversation looks at our role as world-class medical and healthcare educators, researchers, and providers. We want your best ideas on how we can have an even greater impact on the health and well being of your community and region. Should we bring more medical and nursing students into the education system? Produce more nurses to address the nation's nursing shortage? Create more clinics to serve your communities and improve access to healthcare? We need your ideas on how to maximize our reserve of people, facilities, technology and skills to provide excellent health care for New Yorkers and leverage the economic opportunities our institutions create.