Certificate in Health Management and Policy

This online certificate is designed for health care professionals who seek to participate in and influence policy development. Professionals in this field need the skills and knowledge to assess the adequacy of current practices and recommend appropriate changes based on societal needs, relevant laws and regulations, and cost effectiveness.

Because health policy development and health care management require a broad base of knowledge across many disciplines, this certificate is applicable to a broad range of health care roles. You will gain essential skills that can be valuable for positions in government, health care organizations, and both for-profit and non-profit organizations.

Health management and policy professionals may seek roles in settings such as:

  • Consulting firms
  • Health care associations
  • Home health agencies
  • Hospices
  • Hospitals and hospital systems
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Managed care organizations
  • Medical group practices
  • Mental health organizations
  • Public health departments
  • University or research institutions

Certificate in Health Management and Policy Curriculum

The Certificate requires the successful completion of three courses. It can be taken as a stand-alone program or in conjunction with the Master of Public Health program.

MPH 671 Finance in Public Health Delivery (4 credits)
Students will study the development of managed care, types of organizations and plans, financial models, risk management and trends and health care financing through public and private grants.

MPH 686 U.S. Health Care Delivery System (4 credits)
Students will learn about regulations and systems designed to protect personal health information, licensing of health care facilities and rules regarding the quality of health care.

MPH 664 Marketing of Health Services (4 credits)
This course examines actions that successful health leaders take in the planning, strategy, research and implementation of marketing plans. Students explore concepts of marketing theory and the execution of marketing tactics as they apply to the health industry.

Learn more about the online Certificate in Health Management and Policy: Request more information or call us today at (866) 295-3104 to speak to an Admissions Advisor.