This is HPA
Health Policy and Administration (HPA)
The mission of the Health Policy and Administration (HPA) Division is to prepare students to comprehensively address population health needs in a wide variety of career paths. Through comprehensive coursework and field experiences, HPA graduates are prepared to lead and manage public health services organizations, advocate and enact public health policy, conduct clinical research, manage population-based information systems, advance the elimination of health inequities, and positively impact population health. UIC offers practice-based, values-based education from experienced, professional faculty. More about our Division....
The Health Policy and Administration (HPA) division offers a wide range of professional and academic programs and degrees, including Master’s, Doctoral, and Certificate, each designed to provide our distinctive students with a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary foundation in the core public health areas and in public health policy. Read more about which program is right for you....
Lisa Powell, HPA Professor and Associate Director of the Health Policy Center of the Institute for Health Research and Policy at UIC is currently focusing her research on assessing the importance of economic and environmental factors (such as food prices and access to food stores, restaurants, and parks, gyms and other facilities for physical activity, school policies, and media) on food consumption and physical activity behaviors and as determinants of BMI and the prevalence of obesity. Dr. Powell has extensive experience as an applied micro-economist in the empirical analysis of the effects of public policy on a series of behavioral outcomes. Read more from Dr. Powell in US News & World Report: Health.
Paving the way
HPA faculty contribute in local, national, and global public health dialogues. Members of our faculty are currently concentrating on the healthcare safety net for low-income children and their families; developing curriculum to train navigators and in-person counselors to assist Illinois residents in enrolling in new coverage options and affordability programs made available through the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA); exploring cancer screening in underserved populations. Their commitment and discoveries are paving the way to empower individuals to build healthier and happier populations.