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Evaluation Overview Now that the AUPHA 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting is over, we are pleased to share some of the highlights from a compilation of attendee evaluations. Overall, the 2020 AUPHA Virtual Annual Meeting was the highest rated meeting over the past several years. The final score for this meeting was 4.8/5, as compared to the 4.3s for the 2019, 2018, and 2017 Annual Meetings. Generally, attendees highlighted the ease and functionality of the meeting as being a significant positive. In addition to being able to easily sign up for and attend sessions, it was noted that the decision to spread the sessions out over a longer period of time allowed for ...
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University of Louisville School of Public Health & Information Sciences MS in Health Administration student, Rachael Parrill, won the graduate division of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Richard Stull Essay Competition for her submission titled, "A Framework for Developing, Implementing, and Evaluating a Social Determinants of Health Initiative". Her essay, "A Framework for Developing, Implementing, and Evaluating a Social Determinants of Health Initiative," was published in the July-August 2020 issue of the Journal of Healthcare Management. View the article.
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We are very pleased to announce that as of September 1, the VCU College of Health Professions has proudly welcomed Dr. Paula Song as Professor and chair of the Department of Health Administration. We are thrilled to have her experience, energy and talents to lead our department. Check out the full announcement .
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AUPHA is pleased to welcome the following new program members: Palm Beach State College , Lake Worth, FL, has joined as an Associate Undergraduate Program member. The program offers a BAS Supervision and Management-Health Management. AUPHA also extends a warm welcome to the following new individual members: Dania Baba , Brandman University Rhonda Boeckman , Washburn University Emma Creech , East Carolina University William Hsiao , Harvard School of Public Health Stacy Knecht , Weber State University
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To make sure that you get the most from your AUPHA membership, please take a few minutes to check that the Contact Details in your Profile are up-to-date. To find your profile, log in at www.aupha.org . Select the "AUPHA Network" tab at the top of the page. Select "My Profile" from the drop down list. If anything needs to be changed, you can follow the How to Edit Individual Records tutorial. You can also check that your program roster is up to date. Search for your program in the Online Directory . If you are logged in, you will see the names of all the faculty attached to the program membership. The Program Director can edit the roster. The How to Edit ...
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The most recent issue of the Journal of Health Administration Education is now available. Additionally, the Journal placed in the top 100 for downloads, out of 11,000 Ingenta Connect titles, for the month of August 2020.
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If your program is in the enviable position of hiring new faculty or leadership, AUPHA is giving you more value for your program’s dollars. AUPHA member programs can now post positions for 90 days at the same low rate as a 60-day job posting. This special 90-day job posting rate of $350 will be available through 6/30/2021. Visit the AUPHA Career Center to Post a Job . Contact Chris Sanyer , Director of Membership, if you have any questions about the AUPHA Career Center.
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Instructor Update is HAP’s monthly e-newsletter geared towards instructors. Be the first to know about new releases, upcoming titles, and our biannual textbook catalog. Other features include updates about instructor resources and ways students can save on our titles. Issues also explore ACHE online resources, such as ACHE’s COVID-19 Resource Center, Healthcare Executive Podcast, and ACHE blog, that can be used in your course planning. To subscribe to Instructor Update, contact HAP at hapbooks@ache.org
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As was announced last month, AUPHA has relaunched the Bugbee-Falk Book Award . The award, named in honor of the distinguished careers and contributions of George Bugbee and Isidore S. Falk to healthcare management education and practice, provides students from AUPHA member programs a collection of works by respected authors in the field. The books are intended to launch the students’ professional libraries. Congratulations to the 2020-2021 Bugbee-Falk Book Award programs: Alma College California State University - Chico Capella University (UG) Central Michigan University (D) Clayton State University (UG) Columbia University East Carolina University ...
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A Compelling Vision Our newly restated vision for AUPHA is  “ To be recognized as the global leader in advancing higher education and scholarship in healthcare management and health policy.”   This simple statement inspires me; it urges me to look up, to stand a little taller, and to strive more earnestly to do better, and to be better, in all my professional endeavors. Our new vision statement is not only compelling, it is practical and reasonable—for there is no reason why AUPHA should not be widely recognized and appreciated as the global leader in our professional and academic space. As I have written previously, our association is really nothing ...
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AUPHA - THE REALLY BIG TENT   Greetings colleagues and friends: As we have eagerly prepared for, and now excitedly launch, AUPHA’s 2020-2023 Strategic Plan initiatives, I have been thinking about AUPHA’s role as the nationally and internationally recognized association for healthcare management and health policy education, and the incredible potential for growth of our community.  Our initiatives to redefine and expand the body-of-knowledge, add curricular guidelines for undergraduate and graduate programs, and regularly identify the most salient trends in healthcare management practice and health policy, are well-aligned with our mission ...
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Planning for the 2021 Annual Meeting is now underway! The 2021 Annual Meeting is scheduled to be held in Tampa, Florida, June 8-10, at the JW Marriott Tampa Water Street Hotel, a brand new property scheduled to open in November of 2020. The theme of the meeting is Transformational Innovation: A Prism of Opportunities. The Annual Meeting Planning Committee (AMPC), chaired by Suzanne Wood, PhD, Chair-elect of AUPHA's Board of Directors, is looking for AUPHA members in the Tampa environs to serve on the committee. The AMPC holds a thirty minute meeting every other week and is primarily responsible for  determining program content and reviewing submissions in ...
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AUPHA, for the fourth year running, is pleased to be participating in Health Professions Week (HPW) again from November 14-19, 2020 . During this free, week-long event, the twenty plus healthcare and educational organizations will be providing reliable, accessible resources to explore careers with current and future students. Events will include virtual fairs, online treasure hunts, online videos, and keynote speakers. If you, or your colleagues, are interested in inviting  students to this event, please direct them to https://explorehealthcareers.org to register.  Registrants receive free access to a personalized website with curated, on-demand content ...
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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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