Health Policy and Administration, University of Illinois at Chicago

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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....

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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....

  Featured Story

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Lisa M. Powell, Ph.D., Professor in the division of Health Policy and Administration, has been named the 2013 Distinguished Researcher of the Year in the field of Social Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The Vice Chancellor for Research made the announcement on January 16, 2014. This honor recognizes the efforts and commitment of researchers who have demonstrated outstanding research achievements to advance the knowledge in their field of expertise. Dr. Powell is one of five researchers at UIC to receive this honor and all were recognized at a reception on February 27, 2014.




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.  

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Arash Jalali, MPH PHI, MSHI, alum of Health Policy and Administration and current PhD student has received a $10,000 education research grant from Amazon Web Services (AWS). The title of AJ's project is Smarter Public Health Prevention System (SPHPS). The SPHPS will provide social vulnerability risk assessment, evaluation of health information technology, and enable patient or patient population care coordination for public health crisis management including, mitigating deficiencies, and ultimately improving the ongoing response to and long-term recovery from a disaster.


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