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Health Policy Programs

The Department of Health Policy and Management (HPM) has a rich history of educating individuals for careers in health policy and management since its inception in 1950. Our strengths include the areas of health system governance and management, long-term care, and pharmaceutical economics.

We prepare students in our MPH (and JD/MPH) programs to develop and advocate for public policies, create policy regulation, and work in governmental and public health sectors. Our MHA (and MHA-MBA) graduates are trained to fill professional managerial positions in health care systems, hospitals, health insurance, and other organizations. As successful health care system executives these graduates provide leadership and are skilled in the management, financing and delivery of services, technological innovations, health policy and regulatory requirements, and public health and disease prevention strategies.

Students in our research-focused MS and PHD programs develop the rigorous analytical and quantitative skills needed for careers in top academic settings, government, and industry.

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Hospice carve-in for medicare advantage is inevitable according to Driessen

HOME HEALTH CARE NEWS - Becau...
Hospice carve-in for medicare advantage is inevitable according to Driessen

HOME HEALTH CARE NEWS - Because of the nature of hospice being separate, Medicare Advantage plans are not as familiar with the benefit and its overall costs. “There is a fair amount of uniformity in the concerns around a carve-in…the fact this has been regulated to be off their radar, they don’t ha... (04/25/2018)

Out-of-pocket drug costs still murky, Gellad underscores

BIOPHARMA DIVE -  Since 2007, ...
Out-of-pocket drug costs still murky, Gellad underscores

BIOPHARMA DIVE -  Since 2007, invoice spending has grown 60%, yet net spending rose 36%. Less clear, however, is how those dynamics weigh on patients' wallets. "This does not help us figure out what's affecting out-of-pocket costs," WALID GELLAD, HPM professor.  (04/23/2018)

Gellad talks about the biggest causes of opioid deaths (video)

NIGHTLY BUSINESS REPORT from ...
Gellad talks about the biggest causes of opioid deaths (video)

NIGHTLY BUSINESS REPORT from CNBC - Americans are filling fewer prescriptions for opioids, however, heroin and stronger synthetic opioids like fentanyl have overtaken prescription drugs as the biggest causes of overdose deaths. “One of the main [questions] that people are concerned about is whether... (04/23/2018)

Celebrate 70: Research and practice showcase (video)

An update on Pitt Public Heal...
Celebrate 70: Research and practice showcase (video)

An update on Pitt Public Health work making headlines around the world.  (04/19/2018)

Celebrate 70: Global health impact (video)

Faculty and alumni spoke on a...
Celebrate 70: Global health impact (video)

Faculty and alumni spoke on a panel to highlight the public health impact on global communities, including immigration crises, planetary health, climate change, and the importance of health systems. KELLY SALDANA (BCHS ’01) talked about creating resiliency and figuring out what that means both at t... (04/18/2018)

 

Wed
4/25
HPM Workshop
*CANCELED* Current Status and Future Directions of Financial Toxicity in Cancer Treatment HPM Workshop
*CANCELED* Current Status and Future Directions of Financial Toxicity in Cancer Treatment
Wed 4/25 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Public Health A521

Wed
5/23
HPM Lecture
Symposium on Cancer Policy, Practice, and Patient ExperienceSymposium on Cancer Policy, Practice, and Patient Experience HPM Lecture
Symposium on Cancer Policy, Practice, and Patient Experience
Wed 5/23 8:15AM - 1:00PM
University Club - Ballroom A

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