Leading the way
Health Sciences, Human Resources collaborate on national conference presentation
1:42 p.m., Sept. 25, 2012--The University of Delaware’s College of Health Sciences and Office of Human Resources collaborated on a presentation at the National Conference of the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR), held Sept. 9-11 in Boston.
The presentation focused on UDelCARE, an innovative health care delivery model that integrates health promotion and cost effective treatment at the Nurse Managed Health Center.
According to the Chronicle of Higher Education’s Hubert Telesford who attended the presentation, “the University of Delaware is leading the way in higher education to explore ways of providing affordable and quality healthcare to its employees.” He added, “The program could serve a model for other universities to follow.”
College of Health Sciences Dean Kathleen Matt said, “Our ability to develop creative approaches to health care delivery will yield better value and improved outcomes for the UD community, as well as serve our surrounding community." She added, “All of this will happen when we work together toward a common goal -- enhancing the well-being of employees and the community. This gives us a tremendous opportunity to test new models of healthcare delivery and new models of teaching that include interprofessional training of the next generation of healthcare workforce."
“We are pleased to collaborate with the College of Health Sciences to help lead the challenge of creating a cost-effective and sustainable model for delivering quality health services to our employees,” said Jennifer (J.J.) Davis, vice president for finance and administration. Davis added, "Our team believes that integrating wellness activities and on-site health care will provide employees with the resources needed to lead happier and healthier lives."
“The presentation was a true collaborative effort that produced an outstanding result,” said Allen Prettyman, director of the Nurse Managed Health Center. “It was a pleasure to work with the Office Human Resources to share our vision for what integrated healthcare with a Wellness focus can look like in the future.“
CUPA-HR provides resources to promote organizational and workforce excellence for more than 14,000 higher education human resource professionals at more than 1,800 institutions. CUPA-HR’s membership includes 92 percent of all U.S. doctoral institutions, 75 percent of all master’s institutions, 60 percent of all bachelor’s institutions, and almost 600 two-year and specialized institutions.