Oregon State University Center for Health Innovation

About the Center

The OSU Center for Health Innovation is housed within the College of Public Health & Human Sciences. Founded in 2015, the Center was created to address the health challenges of today and the future in innovative and collaborative ways.

We believe that by investing in our health organizations and workforce, we can find innovative solutions to our state’s most pressing health needs. We do this through strengthening connections between community, government, and industry partners.

Transforming the current health care and public health system requires new strategic thinking. Through our work, we are committed to advancing OSU’s Vision 2030 goals of healthy people, healthy economy, and healthy environment.

Our Story

  • 2019: Center awarded grant to pilot healthy retail environments WINS data collection tool
  • 2018: Center co-hosts the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice (NWCPHP) Pop-Up Insititute
  • 2017: Center post-doctoral fellow, Megan Cahn, co-authors study on care navigators
  • 2016: The Center creates the Community Health Worker training course, which is accredited by Oregon Health Authority
  • 2016: The Center becomes a Community-Based Training Partner for the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice (NWCPHP)
  • 2015: OSU Center for Health Innovation founded
  • 2011: OSU becomes the first accredited school of public health in Oregon
  • 1868: OSU awarded land grant, becoming a “school for the people”