Strategic Framework

Strategic Initiatives 2021-2026

Mission and Vision of the CU Anschutz Medical Campus

Mission: with innovation, agility, and excellence, we improve humanity by preventing illness, saving lives, educating health professionals and scientists, advancing science, and serving our communities.

Vision: to provide the finest team-based healthcare, science, and education in the world by being collaborative architects that respond quickly to the changing needs of society and engage and honor the community around us through lenses of diversity, equity, and inclusivity, mental health and wellness, and data sciences.

Mission Areas

Educating Future Leaders




Patient Care

Patient Care


Community Engagement

Five Strategic Initiatives 

As we look back at an impressive fifteen-year history of excellence – and ahead to an even brighter future – we are positioned to achieve more than we could have thought possible.

We gathered over 700 campus and community members to determine how to become the best academic medical campus in the country. Based on their recommendations, over the next five years we will focus on innovation and collaboration to better serve our students and trainees, our faculty and staff, our patients and the broader community.

In the coming years, we will pursue the following five strategic initiatives to reach these goals.

Why These Five Strategic Initiatives?

Take a Deeper Dive

Here you will find more information about the details of the strategic process, the full report of recommendations, and more.