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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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Nominations for the 2020 William B. Graham Prize are now being accepted. Nominations must provide complete documentation including a letter of nomination which addresses the nominee’s contributions to the health of the public in one or more of three primary areas: Health Services Management, Health Policy Development, and Healthcare Delivery. The letter should be organized by the following categories: Scholarly Reputation, Sustained Productivity in Research, and Impact on Healthcare Policy and Practice. The nomination should include a current curriculum vitae for the nominee and additional letters of support if desired. The nomination and ...
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AUPHA is pleased to announce that Mike Leavitt, founder of Leavitt Partners, will be the Opening Pattullo Lecturer for the Annual Meeting. At Leavitt Partners, he helps clients navigate the future as they transition to new and better models of care. In previous roles, Mike served in the Cabinet of President George W. Bush (as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and Secretary of Health and Human Services) and as a three-time elected governor of Utah. Mike grew up in Cedar City, Utah, where his upbringing was rooted in the values of the American West, with its emphasis on hard work and common sense. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business ...
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AUPHA is pleased to have successfully taken part in the 2019 Health Professions Week, which is a free, week-long event for high school and college students to learn about the various healthcare related fields. Along with 22 other associations, AUPHA participated and executed a week of events that included a Virtual Treasure Hunt, Self-Care Day, HPW Instagram Chat, Financial Literacy Day, and Virtual Fair. These events afforded the over 4,500 registrants to not only learn about the various healthcare fields, but also about skills that provide a good foundation for future students.  AUPHA would like to thank the Health Professions Week Executive Committee for ...
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AUPHA is pleased to announce the location of the 2021 Annual Meeting:  Tampa, Florida. The meeting will be held at the JW Marriott Tampa Water Street Hotel, scheduled to open early fall of 2020. The dates of the meeting are June 8 through June 10.   Make sure to mark your calendars now!
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It is with great sadness that AUPHA shares the sad news of the passing of long-time member, Peggy Leatt, Emeritus Professor and Chair, visionary leader and innovative scholar in health policy and management at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Dr. Leatt passed away on November 3 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina at the age of 79. More details may be found in her obituary . AUPHA extends sincere condolences to her family, friends, and her many colleagues at UNC and elsewhere.
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Adopt a Health Administration Press book and advance your lesson plan with instructor resources—in just a few simple steps. Email HAP@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 Links” toolbar on the right side of your screen; Each of the books that you have requested access to will appear on that page. Please note that you still must request resources from HAP, they will not automatically appear in ...
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AUPHA is excited to announce it is once again taking part in Health Professions Week (HPW) from November 16-21, 2019. This year’s event includes over 20 healthcare related professions, engaging high school and college students to teach them about the diverse set of professions associated with the healthcare field. HPW is a free, week long event that offers avenues and activities to learn about the various fields and interact with subject matter experts, professionals, and practitioners. Attendees will be able to participate in: Health Talks – Watch short, impactful videos from a variety of professionals in health careers Virtual Treasure Hunt ...
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Loyola University Chicago Names Founding Dean for New Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Healt
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MUSC MHA program hosts the first-ever health administration undergraduate case competition The top four teams from Auburn University, Central Michigan University, Loyola University Chicago, and University of Scranton stand in front of the College of Health Professions. Here are the facts. Stroke is one of the leading causes of death in the United States and can cause significant disabilities in adult survivors. South Carolina is in the heart of the stroke belt, and many rural areas in the state may be without access to stroke specialists that can provide the care needed to identify and treat stroke promptly – something that's essential for patient survival ...
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As Jerry Glandon leaves the position of President and CEO of AUPHA, I want to extend our utmost appreciation and respect for his service on behalf of the AUPHA Board. His retirement becomes effective on 1 November, and the search committee (comprised of a representative group of AUPHA members) has been working diligently to find the next President and CEO. To ensure a smooth transition as we prepare for change in leadership, the Board has put in place two actions. The first is to follow AUPHA’s established succession plan. Ms. Jaime Stephens, Vice-President and COO, will assume the position of Interim CEO. We anticipate that this added duty to her work will ...
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UofL SPHIS Department of Health Management & Systems Sciences Chair Named to Federal Advisory Board Christopher E Johnson, Ph.D., professor, chair, Department of Health Management and Systems Sciences, has been appointed to the Defense Health Board (DHB) Health Care Delivery Sub Committee, which advises the Secretary of Defense on matters relating to health for retired and active members of the military and their families. The DHB is a Federal Advisory Committee and its mission is to provide independent authoritative advice to maximize the health, safety, and effectiveness of the United States Armed Forces. The DHB makes recommendations and provides ...
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