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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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Medicaid Expansion Improved Immigrants' Access to Health Insurance, But Disparities Persist

Though Medicaid expansion has helped to improve insurance coverage for immigrant populations in the United States, uninsurance rates still remain high for those in the U.S. who are not yet citizens, according to a new study by Drexel University.

Elina Paul

Improving PTSD Outcomes for Children Globally

Elina Paul interns at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) at their Center for Injury Prevention Research

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