Population Health is defined as an art and a science that focuses on the health outcomes of a specific group of people and it is an approach that identifies social determinants of health, establishes desired health outcomes and implements policies and programs that improve the health of the entire human population.
Population Health Management is a growing segment within the healthcare delivery system and an important component of healthcare reform. With a recognized need for prevention and health promotion, Population Health Management is emerging as a model for reducing costs in healthcare and influencing healthier lifestyles.
The certificate program for Population Health offers a curriculum that addresses the knowledge and skills that healthcare professionals need to lead culture change and system re-design for advancing Population Health.
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Master of Health Administration goes perfectly with the Population Health Certificate!
The mission of the Certificate in Population Health program at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is to improve the health of individuals and communities by forming inspired early and mid-careerists into compassionate, competent and spiritual servant managers and leaders for health service organizations.
This mission statement is shared with the Master of Health Administration program as both programs have an important role together in developing servant leaders and advancing population health.
To be considered for admission to the certificate program an applicant must satisfy the following University admission requirements as well as the requirements listed below.
Additional Admission Requirements:
Below is an outline of the certificate application and acceptance process. Some steps may be applicable to you; some may not. Applications will be reviewed when all required documentation is received in the Admissions Office. Partially completed applications will not be processed.
Review Website for all MHA and Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University information (background, application, curriculum and requirements):
The MHA Review Committee assesses all applications and notifies the Office of Admissions of the candidates’ acceptance status for the certificate program.
The decision of admission will be mailed out by the Office of Admissions.
The Program Director will welcome accepted students via email and provide a schedule for the on line orientation prior to the start of classes including instructions on selecting courses for the first semester.
Population Health Management course descriptions are on the University’s website. If at any time you need additional assistance, please do not hesitate to contact the MHA Program Director, Elaine Purdy, DHA.
Upon completion of the Population Health Certificate program, graduates will be able to:
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Questions about accreditation of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).
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|MHCA 5355 - Population Health & Managerial Epidemiology||3|
|MHCA 5325 - Health Systems and Trends||3|
|MHCA 5375 - Quality and Performance Improvement||3|
|POPH 5280 - Social Determinants, Disparities and Inequality in Healthcare||2|
|Curriculum Credit Hours||15|
* Approved Electives:
POPH 5281: Population Health, Strategy and Management
POPH 5282: Analytics and Research in Population Health
POPH 5283:Team Building in Population Health: Community Programs, Service Agencies and Affiliated Networks
POPH 6330: Practicum in Health Administration