Academic Program Proposal

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Proposal
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Proposal
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MHEC Final
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Date
2/6/2017Johns Hopkins University
Proposal
P.B.C.Population Health Management4/7/2017
Population Health Management Program Description
The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Population Health Management will provide the essential groundwork for a broad understanding of population health management and how it differs from the traditional approach to health care delivery. Offered by the Online Programs for Applied Learning (OPAL) in collaboration with the Department of Health Policy and Management, the proposed degree will consist of online intensive graduate-level coursework. Participants in this program will develop advanced skills in population health leadership and management, informatics, assessment, and social and behavioral techniques to engage communities and improve health. Target audiences include clinicians, especially physicians, and mid-career health organization managers or public administrators. Graduates of the program will apply the essentials of public health practice to identify the determinants of population health that impact health outcomes in a community, and design low cost interventions; apply leadership in the formation of management of health systems organizations; articulate and apply frameworks for collecting, analyzing, and using data to inform decisions, facilitate care coordination, and improve outcomes of targeted populations; and support state and local public health agency efforts.