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Health Management and Policy

The Department of Health Management and Policy prepares the next generation of public health practitioners and leaders to take on management and policy roles that will improve population health and health care delivery at the local and national levels. Students concentrate in either management or health policy, and are prepared to plan, implement, evaluate and operate effective, community-responsive programs, and organizations that can bring about positive change. Recognizing that almost all policy impacts health, faculty train students to develop skills in management, organization, finance, advocacy, political action, research, and public policy analysis.

  • Coursework and practicum experiences prepare students to understand unique urban health policy challenges and develop community responsive programs at the local and national level.

  • Our faculty conduct groundbreaking research in a wide range of areas, including those of our major centers and programs: Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice, Center for Population Health and Community Impact, Center for Public Health Practice, and the Center for Hunger-Free Communities.

  • Our graduates enjoy careers that allow them to inform policy and make a difference through important initiatives, whether they choose to work in government, the corporate world, academia, or community-based organizations.

Latest Research

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196,000 Youth Lose Health Insurance Coverage in Past 3 Years; Yet Some Upsides Remain

The national implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2014 was associated with gains in health insurance coverage for youth, but some of those gains have reversed during the past three years, according to findings published in Academic Pediatrics from researchers in the Health Management and Policy department at Dornsife.

Joshua Prasad

Changing the Way Addiction is Treated

An alum builds a career improving care for the underserved.

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