Morrison Family College of Health Case for Support

Morrison Family College of Health


BUILD A HEALTHIER FUTURE FOR EVERYONE We are at a point where we are being challenged to be bolder. Old health systems aren’t working anymore. The very foundation they’ve been built on is cracked. So, we’re doing something audacious. We’re rebuilding the

foundation, brick by brick. The new foundation we’re laying is created from the strongest material on earth: human resilience. And we will forever change the way the world thinks about health.

The Morrison Family College of Health embraces Catholic social teaching and is committed to

educating providers and leaders who will have the moral courage and ability to advance the common good by promoting health equity. The way we will accomplish this feat is by teaching our students how to care for the whole person, including their physical, mental, spiritual and social health. And we will succeed with support from donors and partners like you.

colle healt of LEVEL THE GROUND Our graduates will be leaders from diverse backgrounds who are prepared to tear down walls in health systems that prevent equitable access to care. The Morrison Family College of Health provides a unique integrative approach to health education that encompasses social work, public health, professional psychology, health promotion, exercise science and nursing.* Students are given interdisciplinary learning opportunities through classwork, internships, field placements and more. For example, students can apply for field placements in the Interprofessional Center (IPC), a free clinic offering social work, psychological and legal services to underinsured or uninsured people in our backyard.

ege th Students get to see how these resources come together to improve the lives of the people they serve. With your partnership, we can make a difference for students today, and for healthy communities in the future. The Morrison Family College of Health is expected to double in size in the next five years and become one of the university’s largest colleges. Our interdisciplinary education addresses mental, spiritual and social determinants of health

Social work Professional psychology Public health

Health promotion Exercise science Nursing

Graduates have the technical skills and cultural competencies to meet the health needs of underserved urban and rural communities

* We are building a proposed School of Nursing, including undergraduate and graduate programs, to meet the growing demand for nurses in the health field – opening fall 2022.

HELP LAY TH FOUNDATION We’re building a new kind of health education with the goal of providing every person - no matter their background - with comprehensive care so they can thrive and be healthy. There are many ways for you to partner with us. Strategic Priority Funds support our top priorities for the Morrison Family College of Health, such as establishing the School of Nursing and developing the program, hiring stellar new faculty members, supporting research endeavors and building clinical partnerships so our students can get hands-on experience. Capital Funds allow us to build the space and acquire the equipment our students need for labs and simulations that take them out of the theoretical and into the practical. Student Scholarships, Fellowships and Internships provide opportunities for more students to get a top-of-the-line St. Thomas education at all levels. Dedicated funds may support first-generation students, students of color, women in STEM or others.

The Morrison College Annual Fund helps us to sustain growth so that we can address the health education needs of the future.

The Morrisons share our excitement for this college’s potential to address systemic health care challenges in our communities. This approach is fully aligned with our mission to produce graduates who can advance the common good. – Dr. Julie Sullivan, President of the University of St. Thomas

Our vision Informed by Catholic social teaching, the Morrison Family College of Health at the University of St. Thomas is committed to educating health providers and leaders who will skillfully, compassionately and collaboratively advance the physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being of individuals, families and communities.


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