Academic Program Proposal

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MHEC Final
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Date
2/6/2017Johns Hopkins University
Proposal
M.A.S.Population Health Management4/7/2017
Population Health Management Program Description
The Mater of Applied Science in Population Health Management will provide an opportunity for advanced education for working professionals. Offered by the Online Programs for Applied Learning (OPAL) in collaboration with the Department of Health Policy and Management, the proposed online degree will consist of intensive graduate-level, core coursework that will culminate in an Integrative Activity. Intended for part-time graduate students, 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, leadership in the formation and management of health systems organizations; articulate and apply frameworks for collecting, analyzing, and using data to inform decisions;  support state and local public health agency efforts in assessing health needs, quality of services, and strategies for health services research; evaluate payment systems and risk mitigation strategies and develop new structures to function under evolving value-based payment models; and apply social and behavioral constructs to developing and enhancing community engagement and involvement in improving health.