A key element of a long-term strategy to improve the quality of health care is the training of high-quality health care managers. Most health care and public health managers are trained in either schools of public health or schools of public administration that have concentrations in health management. Health management programs in schools of public administration are growing quickly, with a 70 percent increase in capacity between 1998 and 2001. Despite this rapid growth and obvious student interest, comprehensive information does not exist about these programs, their curricula, faculty composition, students, career trajectories, or activities of the schools in executive development for practicing health sector professionals. This grant supports an effort to better understand the structure and contributions of these health management programs and to improve curricula approaches in these programs to meet emerging needs in health management. A key goal is to better integrate the practitioner perspective and academic perspective in these programs. This project will be considered successful if it stimulates improvement of curricula across the 136 health management programs in schools of public administration.
Amount Awarded $49,500.00
Awarded on: 2/4/2003
Time frame: 2/15/2003 - 5/14/2004
Grant Number: 47226