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Health Policy & Management

We prepare students to cultivate skills regarding health policy development and healthcare organizational management. Students will study the historical, political and economic contexts of policy development as well as acquire skills required to manage a healthcare organization.

Health Policy & Management Department Competencies

Discuss the policy process for improving the health status of populations. Understand how decisions are made within the private, non-profit, and government sectors; understand connections across these sectors.  Have a broad knowledge of legal and economic contexts for health administration.

Apply principles of strategic planning and organizational development to public health agencies and healthcare organizations.

Demonstrate communication and leadership skills required for building community and organizational capacity and administering a healthcare entity.

Apply the principles of budgeting, management and performance evaluation in organizational and community initiatives.

Career Opportunities

Director of state and federal legislative policy staff committees, public health agencies, health oriented social services agencies;

 Leadership positions within healthcare organizations such as hospitals, physician practices and long-term care facilities;

Consultant to health policy firms and healthcare organizations;

Division director of local or state health organizations;

Policy analyst for professional lobbying associations;

Consultant with an accounting firm working with hospitals and health providers;

Manager/Director of health care organization and community health clinics.