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As you complete your lesson plans for the upcoming fall semester, be sure to utilize the instructor resources for books you’ve adopted from Health Administration Press. Access to these resources, which include PowerPoint slides, instructor manuals, assignments, discussion questions and answers, and test banks, is provided in just a few simple steps. Email hapbooks@ache.org to request your instructor resources. You will receive a confirmation email with a link to the portal. After clicking the link, follow these steps to view and download your materials: Log into your MyACHE account; Once you are logged in, click “My Instructor Resources” under the “Helpful ...
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The following is a transcript of the new AUPHA Board Chair’s address at the 2020 Annual Business Meeting.   AUPHA Annual Business Meeting Address June 12, 2020 Tracy J Farnsworth, EdD, MHSA, MBA, FACHE AUPHA Chairman Good morning and thank you, Leigh. Dr. Cellucci is a truly exemplary colleague to me and many others, and she has served AUPHA with energy, commitment, and distinction. As I assume the mantle of Chair for a short season, I am mindful of the talented and devoted leaders who have preceded me. But more importantly, I am mindful of the rank and file members of our association—of your talent, of your willingness to serve, and of your ...
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AUPHA is pleased to welcome the following new program members: California Northstate University , Rancho Cordova, CA, has joined as an Associate Graduate Program member. The program offers a Master of Health Administration. City University of New York (CUNY) , Bronx, NY, has joined as an Associate Undergraduate Program member. The program offers a Bachelor of Health Services Administration. Northeastern State University , Tahlequah, OK, has joined as an Associate Undergraduate Program member. The program offers a BBA in Health Organization Administration. AUPHA also extends a warm welcome to the following new individual members: Mark Dame ...
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The most recent issue of the Journal of Health Administration Education is now available.  Additionally, the Journal of Health Administration Education web page has been revised to make it easier to access articles and information. The page now includes A link to the most recent issue, along with a list of articles and authors A link to browse previous issues as far back as 2007 A list of the Editorial Board Contact information for the Editor Links to other information such as article submission and manuscript preparation The Journal of Health Administration is open source, so everyone has access to the articles.
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University of Louisville School of Public Health & Information Sciences MSHA teams participate in national case competitions at UAB and UCLA MS in Health Administration (MSHA) graduate students Joseph Holland, Dillon Campbell, and Hope Wilding were semi-finalists in the University of Alabama at Birmingham National Case Study Competition. The team's task was to develop a recommendation for the best method to measure access for new and established patients to specialty care services across the Veterans Health Administration. Their presentation garnered National Semi-Finalist honors and they were named one of the Top 12 Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare ...
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NEW UNH HEALTH DATA SCIENCE PROGRAMS Beginning Fall 2020, the University of New Hampshire will offer two new online programs focused on health data science: a master’s degree in health data science (MSHDS) and a graduate certificate in health data science (GCHDS). Housed within UNH College of Health and Human Services department of Health Management and Policy (HMP), these new programs will prepare students aspiring to enter the field of health data science and improve analytic skills for students looking to grow their current roles in the industry. Data science continues to evolve at a rapid pace in all fields, with health care at the forefront. Experts ...
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Dear colleagues: As I finish up this column, we are calling our 2020 AUPHA Annual Meeting (AM) a wrap. And a huge success! Please join me in congratulating and thanking Dr. Tracy Farnsworth and all of the members of the AM Planning Committee for their time and talent, and the quality achieved for our plenaries, panels, educational sessions, and our special doctoral, global, and undergraduate tracks.  On behalf of the entire AUPHA community, I want to acknowledge and thank our team at AUPHA: and in particular, Jason Walker and Jaime Stephens who worked closely with Dr. Farnsworth and his committee. Supported by the entire AUPHA staff, they took what ...
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Following is a recap with highlights of AUPHA’s 2020 virtual Annual Meeting. As previously noted, all sessions, other than a few committee meetings, have been recorded and may be found here on AUPHA’s web site. We’d like to once again thank our generous program sponsors who made it possible for AUPHA to offer free Annual Meeting registration to the membership.  We are truly grateful for your continued and generous support. AUPHA’s 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting opened on June 3 rd , with the Pattullo Lecture given by Stephen M. Shortell, PhD, MHA, MBA, the Blue Cross of California Distinguished Professor of Health Policy and Management Emeritus, Dean Emeritus, ...
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The David A. Winston Health Policy Fellowship is proud to announce the 2020 David A. Winston Health Policy Scholars, selected on May 26, 2020. The objective of the Scholarship Program is to increase the volume and caliber of individuals trained in healthcare policy at the state and federal level by awarding students financial support to further their graduate education with an emphasis on health policy. The program commemorates the contributions and personal qualities of David A. Winston who, for 20 years, played a significant role in shaping the role of health policy in America. Scholarship recipients are recognized for their excellence and achievement based ...
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  PAULA SONG NAMED THE RECIPIENT OF THE 2020 JOHN D. THOMPSON PRIZE FOR YOUNG INVESTIGATORS   Paula H. Song, PhD, MHSA, MA, has been named the 2020 recipient of the John D. Thompson Prize for Young Investigators. The Thompson Prize was established to honor John D. Thompson, a professor of health administration education, who set teaching, commitment to learning, collegial relationships, and health services research standards which are without peer. Dr. Song is an associate professor in the Health Policy and Management Department in the Gillings School of Global Public Health at UNC-Chapel Hill, and a research fellow at the Cecil G. Sheps Center ...
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DIANE HOWARD NAMED THE RECIPIENT OF THE 2020 GARY L. FILERMAN PRIZE FOR EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP   Diane M. Howard, PHD, MPH, FACHE, has been named the 2020 recipient of the Gary L. Filerman Prize for Educational Leadership. The Filerman Prize was established to honor Gary L. Filerman, PhD , the first President of AUPHA, for his many years of service to the Association and the field of healthcare management education. Dr. Howard is associate professor and director of student development in the Department of Health Systems Management at Rush University, Chicago. She has also been a hospital, association, and insurance executive. She holds a BA from ...
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Dear colleagues and friends: Like you, my last six weeks have been filled with a mix of emotions - worry and concern; some fear for family, friends and colleagues; inspiration and awe of our medical and public health community, first responders, and fellow citizens who continue their work at essential businesses such as groceries and pharmacies; and, so much uncertainty. Through all of it, what I keep seeing, hearing, and experiencing, is how people have come together in this global crisis. We are better together, stronger together, and more resilient together. This pandemic has reinforced and made that crystal clear.  And for AUPHA specifically - coming ...
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We are grateful to the programs who generously support AUPHA as Annual Meeting sponsors. Many of them do so generously, year after year, which allows AUPHA to keep registration costs down and to enhance the conference experience for all attendees. Because of the continued generosity of our Annual Meeting sponsors, particularly those at the Gold Level: Johns Hopkins University; Rush University; Saint Louis University; Southern Illinois University; Tulane University; and Weber State University; along with the Silver and Bronze Level sponsors listed below, we hope to offer the 2020 Annual Meeting, in a virtual format complimentary to our members, contingent ...
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AUPHA is pleased to welcome the following new program members: West Virginia University, Morgantown WV, has joined with both an Associate Graduate and Associate Undergraduate program memberships. West Virginia University offers a Master of Health Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management and Leadership. AUPHA also extends a warm welcome to the following new individual members: Timothy Atteberry , Tim Atteberry & Associates Mechelle Perea-Ryan , California State University Stanislaus
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Current plans are to offer various components of the meeting over an extended period this summer to make participation easy, convenient, and to avoid digital toxicity. Plans are to offer the meeting beginning on Wednesday, June 3 rd , with a limited number of sessions offered several days each week. To eliminate meeting fatigue, the meeting will run through late July, with a week’s break over the fourth of July holiday, with sessions continuing on July 8 th . Staff and a steering committee of the Annual Meeting Planning Committee (AMPC) will be meeting soon and hope to finalize details shortly. These will be communicated to the membership early next month.  ...
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AUPHA is pleased to announce that the 2020 Upsilon Phi Delta Grants have been awarded to the Undergraduate UPD Chapter at University of Minnesota Duluth and the Graduate UPD Chapter at Samford University.  Each Chapter will receive a $2,500 grant. The University of Minnesota Duluth UPD Chapter will use the grant to host student networking events and reimburse travel expenses for speakers. The Samford University Chapter will use the grant to fund scholarships, conduct a service project and create a healthcare administration simulation for the online graduate program. The next AUPHA UPD Grants will be awarded in spring of 2021. For more information on Upsilon ...
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Post Acute Care Faculty Forum To share teaching resources in order to enhance the quality of teaching and to attract students with outstanding potential and diverse backgrounds to this critical segment of the healthcare industry. Public Health Faculty Forum The mission of the Public Health Faculty Forum is to promote quality teaching of public health principles and core competencies in health administration programs
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The COVID-19 pandemic has shined a light on the important role health administration plays in access to healthcare and the supply management, infrastructure, and technology needs of healthcare institutions. The need for passionate and committed health administration leadership has never been more evident. AUPHA produced a video that explains the important role health administration plays in the delivery of healthcare. Due to the increased focus on the field, AUPHA has made this video and accompanying brochure available to all, at no cost. To view and download these materials, visit AUPHA Free Marketing Assistance . Please use these tools as you reach out ...
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William C. Hsiao, PhD, FSA, the K.T. Li Professor of Economics at the Harvard School of Public Health, has been named the 2020 recipient of the William B. Graham Prize for Health Services Research. The Baxter International Foundation and the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) will present the Prize in a virtual format later this summer, at a date to be announced. Hsiao’s health policy research program spans across less developed and advanced nations. His earlier, major contribution was developing a rational basis to set physician fees - the Resource-based Relative Value Scale (RBRVS). It was adopted by the US Medicare program ...
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A special issue is planned for the Journal of Health Administration Education - Managing the COVID-19 Disruption: Online Learning Innovations, Leadership Models, and Teachable Moments for Health Administration Education. For more information, please review the Call for Articles .  Abstracts are due May 15th. Please submit your ideas via a 300 word abstract to editorjhae@gmail.com.
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