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....

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RESEARCHER of the YEAR

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.

 

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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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HPA MHA FACULTY TACKLES RACIAL GAP IN BREAST CANCER SURVIVAL

Instead of just crediting and debiting charity care, you need to be proactive,” says Edward M. Rafalski, PhD, MPH, FACHE, senior vice president, strategic planning and marketing, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare and HPA Adjunct Professor. “Charity care is not something that happens to you, it is something that you can actually intervene in and change.” Recent research indicates that Memphis has the largest racial disparity in breast cancer mortality of the largest U.S. cities.

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