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Registration for AUPHA’s 2020 Graduate Program and Practitioner Workshop (GPPW) is now open. Register before February 28th to obtain the early rate and save. The 2020 GPPW will take place on Tuesday, March 24 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago in conjunction with ACHE’s Congress on Healthcare Leadership . The half-day meeting opens with a joint AUPHA/ACHE Keynote Breakfast , featuring speaker Ronald Wyatt, MD, Former Chief Quality Officer for Cook County Health, and is followed by sessions around this year’s theme of Innovation 2020: Preparing New Leaders. This includes a practitioners panel, a faculty panel, and an interactive breakout session to discuss ...
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Registration for AUPHA's 2020 Annual Meeting, scheduled to be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, June 3-5, will open next week. Be on the lookout for an email containing the preliminary brochure that contains a link to make your hotel reservations at the Little America Hotel and a link to register for the meeting.  Register early and save - rates go up in mid-March. The AMPC has planned an exciting program of educational and networking opportunites that you won't want to miss. We look forward to seeing you there!
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Suzanne Wood, an assistant professor of health services at the University of Washington School of Public Health, recently received a two-year, more than $750,000 grant from the United States Department of Defense to evaluate the delivery of health care for service members and Veterans with spinal cord injuries, and offer recommendations for improvement. The full article is available on the University of Washington School of Public Health web site.
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Nominations for AUPHA’s Board of Directors is open until February 15, 2020. Beginning in 2020, travel, housing, and other minor incidental charges to attend AUPHA’s in person Board meetings will be covered by AUPHA. Board members will not be expected to shoulder those costs, if their programs are unable to cover them. At present, there are three in person Board meetings scheduled annually: One prior to the start of the Annual Meeting (June); one in the fall (October or November); and one prior to the start of ACHE’s Congress (March). AUPHA is seeking nominations for three (3) seats open on the Board of Directors. In order to be eligible to serve on the ...
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AUPHA is pleased to announce the two David A. Winston 2020 Health Policy Fellows: Jessica K. Hale, Johns Hopkins University, MS (expected May 2020) Janhavi Dubhashi, Georgia State University, MPH (2019) The Winston Fellowship offers a twelve-month post-graduate experience in Washington, DC to students from member universities of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) and the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH). Through systematic exposure to organizations, associations and coalitions in the private sector, as well as key offices in the Congress and the Administration, the program offers Fellows ...
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Interprofessional Education Faculty Forum The purpose of the Interprofessional Education (IPE) Forum is to provide a space to encourage and promote practices which advance interprofessional learning experiences as they relate to Healthcare Administration and Healthcare Management. Chair: Laurie Shanderson, Northcentral University Chair-elect: Wittney Jones, Northcentral University Medical Group Practice/Ambulatory Care Faculty Forum A resource for teachers, program directors, researchers, and managers offering (a) course materials (e.g., syllabi, case studies, ideas for competency development and new course content); (b) readings organized by the ...
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Applications are now being accepted for the  Bachrach Family Scholarship for Excellence in Healthcare Administration . The $5,000 scholarship will be available to students enrolled ‘full-time’ in a CAHME accredited residential graduate program in healthcare administration during their second year of the program of study. The deadline to apply is April 1, 2020.  Forward the link below to any interested students.  2020 Bachrach Family Scholarship Application
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Nominations are now being accepted for the 2020  Gary L. Filerman Prize for Educational Leadership . The Prize recognizes individuals from AUPHA member programs who have made outstanding contributions to the field of health administration education, who have exhibited leadership in the field, and who have enriched their institutions, their students, and health administration education through their work. The deadline for nominations is April 1, 2020. Submit your nomination through the 2020 Filerman Prize Nomination form .
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Nominations are now being accepted for the 2020 John D. Thompson Prize for Young Investigators. In mid-January, AUPHA’s Board of Directors approved the recommendation by the Thompson Prize Selection Committee to revise the criteria and eligibility for the award to better align with AUPHA’s mission, which is to foster excellence and innovation in health management and policy education, and scholarship. The revised criteria now reflects a balance of accomplishments in education, teaching and research and focuses explicitly on health management and policy research. Preference is now given to faculty at the Associate Professor level who have built an overall record ...
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  AUPHA is pleased to announce the 2019 recipients of the following AUPHA awards: Faculty Member of the Year: Wittney Jones, PhD, Med, Northcentral University (G) New Program of the Year: Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSHA Program) Established Program of the Year: Virginia Commonwealth University (G) The recipients above were the most engaged within the association over the past year, measured by network participation, meeting attendance, committee involvement, leadership, and other participation in the organization. Recipients will be recognized during the Awards Presentation and Luncheon on June 5 th at the 2020 Annual Meeting ...
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Happy New Year! Do you make a list of new year’s resolutions, or do you make the resolution never to make a resolution? I am one who makes resolutions, and I write them down in a bound journal, refer to them regularly, noting if I am making progress, and enjoying placing a check beside a goal when it has been accomplished. With your indulgence, here are some items from my ‘twenty for 2020 as they relate to AUPHA:’ Reflect upon why I make the goals; Done Help to develop the AUPHA strategic plan; ( ongoing ) Support the next AUPHA President and CEO as she or he assumes the role; Attend and participate in the AUPHA Annual Meeting in Salt Lake ...
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Special Issue: Innovations in Post-Acute Care and Managerial Education Guest Editors Jullet Davis Weaver, Ph.D., Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL David G. Wolf, Ph.D., NHA, FACHCA, Bellarmine University, Louisville, KY Overview In 1992, the Journal of Health Administration Education published a special issue, “Long-Term Care Administration: New Views for the Future”. The guest editors, Richard Shewchuk and Nancy Hinkley, emphasized the growing numbers of older adults in the US, the “long-term care needs that we will have by the year 2010 or 2020”, and the need to train people who can “manage effectively the business of long-term care administration ...
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Health Policy Faculty Forum The AUPHA Health Policy Forum is a virtual center for professional networking and resources on teaching health policy content, public policy process and the politics of health policy making in graduate and undergraduate programs in health administration, health policy and public health administration programs. Chair: Kathleen Gillespie, Saint Louis University Vice Chair: Jeff Sconyers, University of Washington Seattle Innovative Teaching Faculty Forum To exchange information and resources in support of facilitating innovative teaching of key competencies and skill sets. Chair: Patrick Shay, Trinity University Chair-elect: ...
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2019 Issue Number Three of the Journal of Health Administration Education is now available. As a reminder, the Journal is now open source so no log in is required.  Visit the Journal of Health Administration Education page for more information about submitting articles and a special issue call for papers
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The AUPHA staff would like to wish all of you a very happy Thanksgiving and best wishes to you and yours for a wonderful holiday season. We are grateful for the opportunity to work with such a committed group of individuals and to assist in advancing the mission of the  association. The Exchange will be back in mid-January of 2020.
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The New Jersey Chapter of the Medical Group Management Association is pleased to initiate and sponsor the annual Edward Ludwig Student Essay Competition in Medical Practice Management. The purpose of the competition is to stimulate and demonstrate the ability of future medical practice executives to identify and describe important issues and developments in the field of medical practice management. This competition honors the memory of Edward J. Ludwig, FACMPE. Mr. Ludwig was a long-time member of both NJMGMA and MGMA. Serving as President of NJMGMA and as a National board member of the American College of Medical Practice Executives. He also served as the ACMPE ...
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I write this blog at my desk in the beautiful state of North Carolina.  Autumn is upon us, and the trees I see from my office window boast blazing gold, bronze and orange colors, signifying this Thanksgiving season. And, this time of year is a good time to say, “ Thank you.”   Thank you to the members who volunteer on AUPHA committees to foster excellence and innovation in health management and policy education, and scholarship; Thank you to the Health Management program directors and Internship/Practicum/Residency program coordinators who ensure that graduates from our programs have worked alongside other management professionals to see, first-hand, ...
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SLU Team Takes 2nd in KUMC Case Competition Saint Louis University's MHA student team took 2nd place in the University of Kansas Regional Case Competition held November 1, 2019, in Kansas City. Congratulations to 2nd year graduate students Shailee Smith, Kavita Sharda, Mashal Ali, Lajju Sudhakar, and Dr. Steven Howard! Congrats also to the SLU MHA 1st year team, which advanced to the finals
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Kentucky Artist Innovator in Health to focus on obesity prevention Local artist Todd C. Smith has been named the inaugural Kentucky Artist Innovator in Health (KAIH), an eight-month residency aimed at creating a digital, arts-based intervention for obesity prevention, and focused in Louisville and Jackson, Ky. SPHIS Student Ashlee van Schyndel Serves on Editorial Board and Student Assembly for APHA Ashlee Van Schyndel, a graduate student in the MPH health policy concentration, has been elected to serve as a Governing Councilor for the Student Assembly of APHA and as the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) Editorial Board Student Representative. Center ...
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