Health Policy and Management

The Health Policy and Management program in the University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences prepares public health professionals to work in health care organizations and federal, state, and local public health agencies. As part of the Department of Health Promotion and Policy, the Health Policy and Management program offers a range of degrees including:

The program uses an interdisciplinary approach, incorporating social, behavioral, economic, and political science approaches to increase our understanding of health services and policy to improve the health of populations. Graduates of the program are equipped with the conceptual models, analytical foundations, and practical skills necessary to solve complex health-related problems.

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UMass Amherst Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management Laura Attanasio

A journal article published by Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management Laura Attanasio was recently named Best Research Article for 2018 by The Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health.

UMass Amherst Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management John Zeber

In a recent study exploring the feasibility of introducing gun safety discussions and interventions into routine health care settings, investigators including Associate Professor John Zeber suggest that there is some support for promoting firearm safety in pediatric primary care as a universal suicide prevention strategy for adolescents.

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Students in Health Promotion and Policy are helping to build healthier worlds.