The Office for Academic Clinical Affairs BOLD Ideas grant program encourages interdisciplinary collaborations to tackle the complex issues affecting community and individual health. These include:

  • Health disparities and influencing social determinants of health
  • Lack of access to needed healthcare and health promotion resources in rural Minnesota (closed hospitals/lack of providers/missing programs and needed expertise) and some urban settings (i.e., dentistry, dietitians)
  • Health care provider burnout at all levels of training and career
  • Technology that facilitates, rather than hinders, health and healthcare
  • Achieving new advances in health and care through broader collaboration
  • Opioid and addiction crises
  • Addressing the societal and social issues of aging well
  • Bioethical challenges resulting from the above

Advancing health in our communities requires thinking outside of the box, let’s work together.