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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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Braund on why Allegheny County physicians need to embrace harm reduction

ALLEGHENY COUNTY MEDICAL SOCI...
Braund on why Allegheny County physicians need to embrace harm reduction

ALLEGHENY COUNTY MEDICAL SOCIETY BULLETIN - In a perspective piece, HPM's Wendy Braund writes "Something has to change, because what we’re currently doing to stop the opioid epidemic clearly isn’t enough. It’s time for physicians in Allegheny County to embrace harm reduction." She mentions Naloxone... (12/05/2018)

Gellad on Pfizer's plans to raise drug prices in 2019

THE FISCAL TIMES - When drug ...
Gellad on Pfizer's plans to raise drug prices in 2019

THE FISCAL TIMES - When drug giant Pfizer announced in July that it would roll back price hikes on its drugs, it made clear that the change was temporary. The company said Friday it is planning to raise the list prices on 41 of its drugs effective January 15. “The drug price pledges made earlier th... (11/26/2018)

Roberts comments on 'skinny plan' health insurance offered on the ACA individual market

WESA FM - For the first time ...
Roberts comments on 'skinny plan' health insurance offered on the ACA individual market

WESA FM - For the first time since 2013, taxpayers won’t be penalized for not having health insurance. Some people might decide ACA-compliant coverage isn't something they need and instead might select a lower-cost “skinny plan.” HPM's Eric Roberts said it’s important to read the fine print before ... (11/26/2018)

Mara Hollander shares her research on opioid prescribing and physician relationships with pharmaceutical companies at APHA 2018

APHA  - Mara Hollander (HPM) ...
Mara Hollander shares her research on opioid prescribing and physician relationships with pharmaceutical companies at APHA 2018

APHA  - Mara Hollander (HPM) presented a poster titled Financial Relationships with Pharmaceutical Companies are Related to Increased Opioid Prescribing at APHA's 2018 annual meeting. Hollander matched Medicare Part D claims from Pennsylvania clinicians with 2014 Open Payments data. The final sampl... (11/24/2018)

Alumna, Kathryn Puskar, inducted into international research hall of fame

THE ALMANAC - Associate dean ...
Alumna, Kathryn Puskar, inducted into international research hall of fame

THE ALMANAC - Associate dean for undergraduate nursing education at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, KATHRYN PUSKAR (BCHS '78, HPM '81) has been inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame, one of 20 inductees for this year. “It’s really humbling. I ... (11/16/2018)

 

Mon
3/4
HPM Conference
ACHE Congress on Healthcare Leadership (Chicago)ACHE Congress on Healthcare Leadership (Chicago) HPM Conference
ACHE Congress on Healthcare Leadership (Chicago)
Mon 3/4 to Thu 3/7


ACHE's annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership provides you with opportunities to benefit from cutting-edge professional development on the most current and relevant topics with the nation's most influential thought leaders; to gain practical solutions to contemporary challenges in healthcare management and delivery; and to network with a global community of the best and brightest healthcare executives from across the continuum of care.

** Plan to attend the co-located Chicago reception for Pitt Public Health alumni and friends. **

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