Touro University California 1310 Club Drive | Vallejo, CA 94592PD: Newman J. HoffmanCFO, AVP of Administration O: 707.638.5494 C: 707.333.0562 F: 707.638.5920 email@example.com tu.eduFunds Requested: $1,000,000Touro University California (TUC) has been an anchor institution since it’s relocation to Mare Island in the City of Vallejo, California in 1999. It is located on 44 acres of the historic MI Naval Hospital Complex. As an anchor to this community, our mission holds us to taking root in economic, human capital and intellectual development through programs in Osteopathic Medicine, Pharmacy, Physician’s Assistants, Nursing, Education, and Public Health. Over the next 15 years, California faces a statewide shortage of primary care clinicians (MD/DO, PA, NP). In California’s Congressional District 5, both the shortage of healthcare providers and the absence of diversity in healthcare providers has led to stark health inequities in our highly diverse communities. TUC is strategically working to increase diversity in the healthcare workforce to address health inequities. Touro University California’s mission is to educate caring healthcare, education, and public health professionals to serve, to lead and to teach with a focus on addressing health and education inequities and the creation of safer and healthier communities for all. With a goal to build a robust pipeline for underrepresented minority and economically underserved, professional-level health care students, TUC plans to not only build upon its ongoing, regional relationships with schools, colleges, universities, government and nonprofit partners, but also increase the number of community-based programs, internships and post-baccalaureate programs. This requires the continuous evolvement and implementation of strategic initiatives that will build the capacity of our cutting-edge, health science campus to meet the increase in the number of students, faculty, staff,
administrators and related facilities, while preserving the historical significance and value of its buildings within the former MI Naval Hospital Complex. Currently, TUC has renovated seven historic buildings on our campus, and we have outgrown our current space capacity and are unable to increase class sizes in our healthcare programs to meet the current and future needs of our regional communities. This proposal supports the construction, repair and improvement of Truett Hall H71, built in 1927 and formally serving as the infectious disease ward, and then as barracks for Navy troops throughout both World Wars. The architectural, MEP, and civil plans have been finalized and are at the City of Vallejo Planning Department for permitting. The environmental remediation has been completed. This physical infrastructure community project includes the following critical campus components which are required for increasing class size in our healthcare programs and supporting the diverse student learner of 2030:(1) Expansion of accreditation required teaching laboratory spaces for Clinical Skills, Ultrasound, Simulation, Telemedicine, and Interprofessional Team-Based Learning.(2) Student Center for Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion to address systemic educational inequities and provide resources and support services to ensure that a diverse student population will be successful in pursuing their highest dreams.(3) Learning Spaces for 2030.In summary, in recognizing that California is a net exporter of primary care providers across the nation, this project will increase diversity in the healthcare workforce and develop leadership to eliminate health inequity in communities across the nation.