Health Policy and Management

The mission of the Department of Health Policy and Management (HPM) is to advance the health of the public by promoting an evidence-based approach to policy making related to the delivery of health care and improving public health. 

The department considers the determinants of health to be broad, beyond health care alone, and takes a social science approach to studying the many determinants of health.

Department faculty are involved in research, educational and leadership activities in these areas. Our classes combine practical skills development with theory and case studies, to equip students to take leadership positions in health policy and health care management. Students take positions in government, not-for-profit, for-profit and research organizations across the country and around the world.

Health Policy/Health Management Practicum

The Health Policy/Health Management Practicum provides project-based learning experiences to students from all YSPH departments. Placed with state and/or local legislative or executive agency policymakers, senior staff at nonprofit health policy or advocacy groups, or hospital departments and health plans, students work on current policy and management issues. Click here to read more about the Practicum.

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Charles Felix

As a first-year M.P.H. student in the Department of Health Policy and Management, Charles Felix was looking for an opportunity to apply classroom knowledge to a real-world health policy issue in Connecticut.

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Drew Peterson

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in late 2012, millions of people in Connecticut and neighboring states were left without power and turned to their emergency generators for electricity. But generators come with a risk: carbon monoxide poisoning.

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