Health Care Organization and Policy Program Competencies

Department of Health Care Organization and Policy Competencies
for Degree Programs (MPH, MSPH, DRPH)

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MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH COMPETENCIES

Health in Health Care Organization MPH Competencies (also online and fast track MPH)

HCOP 1: Describe the main components and issues regarding organization, financing, and delivery of health services and public health systems in the U.S.

HCOP 2: Describe the public health policy-making process in the U.S.

HCOP 3: Evaluate the effectiveness and outcomes of health care services, programs, and policy interventions in improving health, quality, and access to care.

HCOP 4: Apply basic planning, management, and leadership skills for successful administration of health care organizations and the execution of public health programs.

HCOP 5: Apply “systems thinking” for resolving public health practice issues.

HCOP 6: Apply critical systems analysis for resolving organizational issues and public health practice problems.

HCOP 7: Apply quality and performance improvement concepts to address organizational performance issues.

HCOP 8: Apply organizational theory and organizational behavior theory to professional practice by examining organization structure, management, finance and budgeting, human resources, contracts, negotiation, and operations research in health care and public health settings.

 

General Theory and Practice MPH Competencies (also online)

HCOP 1: Describe the main components and issues regarding organization, financing, and delivery of health services and public health systems in the U.S.

HCOP 2: Describe the public health policy-making process in the U.S.

HCOP 3: Evaluate the effectiveness and outcomes of health care services, programs, and policy interventions in improving health, quality, and access to care.

HCOP 19: Describe the theoretical and philosophical basis of advanced public health management and policy

HCOP 20: Develop in-depth knowledge of a substantive health policy area such as aging, health disparities, or maternal and child health policy

 

Maternal and Child Health Policy and Leadership MPH Competencies (also online)

HCOP 1: Describe the main components and issues regarding organization, financing, and delivery of health services and public health systems in the U.S.

HCOP 2: Describe the public health policy-making process in the U.S.

HCOP 3: Evaluate the effectiveness and outcomes of health care services, programs, and policy interventions in improving health, quality, and access to care.

HCOP 4: Apply basic planning, management, and leadership skills for successful administration of health care organizations and the execution of public health programs.

HCOP 5: Apply “systems thinking” for resolving public health practice issues.

HCOP 15: Demonstrate leadership skills for building partnerships to address maternal and child health issues and problems.

HCOP 16: Describe the historical and scientific basis for current MCH programs, policies, and practices for agencies and programs that serve MCH populations.

HCOP 17: Assess the individual, community, and systems-level needs of the women, children, families, and other members of the MCH community, including agencies and organizations that serve the population.

HCOP 18: Incorporate the life course perspective into the student’s understanding and practice related to the health and well-being of the MCH population.

 

Preparedness Management MPH Competencies

HCOP 1: Describe the main components and issues regarding organization, financing, and delivery of health services and public health systems in the U.S.

HCOP 2: Describe the public health policy-making process in the U.S.

HCOP 3: Evaluate the effectiveness and outcomes of health care services, programs, and policy interventions in improving health, quality, and access to care.

HCOP 4: Apply basic planning, management, and leadership skills for successful administration of health care organizations and the execution of public health programs.

HCOP 5: Apply “systems thinking” for resolving public health practice issues.

HCOP 9: Identify role of federal, state, and local governments in emergency management and public safety

HCOP 10: Describe formulation & implementation of health policy for emergency management and disaster preparedness

HCOP 11: Assess the public health system role and capabilities across each stage of the disaster life cycle.

 

Health Policy MPH Competencies

HCOP 1: Describe the main components and issues regarding organization, financing, and delivery of health services and public health systems in the U.S.

HCOP 2: Describe the public health policy-making process in the U.S.

HCOP 3: Evaluate the effectiveness and outcomes of health care services, programs, and policy interventions in improving health, quality, and access to care.

HCOP 12: Identify analytical strategies for particular policy analysis issues.

HCOP 13: Evaluate technical policy analysis literature.

HCOP 14: Describe the theoretical frameworks related to health politics and the processes of policy formulation, implementation, and change.

 

MPH/Juris Doctor Competencies

HCOP 1: Describe the main components and issues regarding organization, financing, and delivery of health services and public health systems in the U.S.

HCOP 2: Describe the public health policy-making process in the U.S.

HCOP 3: Evaluate the effectiveness and outcomes of health care services, programs, and policy interventions in improving health, quality, and access to care.

 

MPH/Master of Business Administration Competencies

HCOP 1: Describe the main components and issues regarding organization, financing, and delivery of health services and public health systems in the U.S.

HCOP 2: Describe the public health policy-making process in the U.S.

HCOP 3: Evaluate the effectiveness and outcomes of health care services, programs, and policy interventions in improving health, quality, and access to care.

HCOP 4: Apply basic planning, management, and leadership skills for successful administration of health care organizations and the execution of public health programs.

HCOP 5: Apply “systems thinking” for resolving public health practice issues.

 

MPH/Doctor of Optometry Competencies

HCOP 1: Describe the main components and issues regarding organization, financing, and delivery of health services and public health systems in the U.S.

HCOP 2: Describe the public health policy-making process in the U.S.

HCOP 3: Evaluate the effectiveness and outcomes of health care services, programs, and policy interventions in improving health, quality, and access to care.

 

MPH/Master of Public Administration Competencies

HCOP 1: Describe the main components and issues regarding organization, financing, and delivery of health services and public health systems in the U.S.

HCOP 2: Describe the public health policy-making process in the U.S.

HCOP 3: Evaluate the effectiveness and outcomes of health care services, programs, and policy interventions in improving health, quality, and access to care.

HCOP 4: Apply basic planning, management, and leadership skills for successful administration of health care organizations and the execution of public health programs.

HCOP 5: Apply “systems thinking” for resolving public health practice issues.

HCOP 6: Apply critical systems analysis for resolving organizational issues and public health practice problems.

HCOP 7: Apply quality and performance improvement concepts to address organizational performance issues.

HCOP 8: Apply organizational theory and organizational behavior theory to professional practice by examining organization structure, management, finance and budgeting, human resources, contracts, negotiation, and operations research in health care and public health settings.

HCOP 9: Identify role of federal, state, and local governments in emergency management and public safety

HCOP 10: Describe formulation & implementation of health policy for emergency management and disaster preparedness

HCOP 11: Assess the public health system role and capabilities across each stage of the disaster life cycle.

 

MPH in Maternal and Child Health Policy and Leadership/Master in Nursing Competencies

HCOP 1: Describe the main components and issues regarding organization, financing, and delivery of health services and public health systems in the U.S.

HCOP 2: Describe the public health policy-making process in the U.S.

HCOP 3: Evaluate the effectiveness and outcomes of health care services, programs, and policy interventions in improving health, quality, and access to care.

HCOP 4: Apply basic planning, management, and leadership skills for successful administration of health care organizations and the execution of public health programs.

HCOP 5: Apply “systems thinking” for resolving public health practice issues.

HCOP 15: Demonstrate leadership skills for building partnerships to address maternal and child health issues and problems.

HCOP 16: Describe the historical and scientific basis for current MCH programs, policies, and practices for agencies and programs that serve MCH populations.

HCOP 17: Assess the individual, community, and systems-level needs of the women, children, families, and other members of the MCH community, including agencies and organizations that serve the population.

HCOP 18: Incorporate the life course perspective into the student’s understanding and practice related to the health and well-being of the MCH population.

 

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN PUBLIC HEALTH COMPETENCIES

Outcomes Research MSPH Competencies

HCOP 1: Describe the main components and issues regarding organization, financing, and delivery of health services and public health systems in the U.S.

HCOP 2: Describe the public health policy-making process in the U.S.

HCOP 3: Evaluate the effectiveness and outcomes of health care services, programs, and policy interventions in improving health, quality, and access to care.

HCOP 5: Apply “systems thinking” for resolving public health practice issues.

HCOP 21: Describe methods used in outcomes research, including decision analysis, computer modeling, and simulation.

 

DOCTOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH COMPETENCIES

School Wide DrPH Competencies

DRPH 1. Demonstrate in-depth understanding of the core areas of public health theory, policy, and practice.

DRPH 2. Analyze policy issues and challenges in public health using credible research designs and statistical methods.

DRPH 3. Research relevant literature and synthesize the findings.

DRPH 4. Evaluate information to develop appropriate strategies to address public health challenges in an area of specialization.

DRPH 5. Implement interventions to address public health challenges.

DRPH 6. Demonstrate skill in oral and written communication to varied audiences.

 

Public Health Management DrPH Competencies

MGMT 1. Apply advanced financial management concepts and methods to measure, evaluate, and improve the performance of community practice based organizations.

MGMT 2. Apply organizational theory and strategic management concepts to the effective design and operation of community practice organizations.

MGMT 3. Diagnose community level public health challenges and recommend and implement effective organizational, programmatic, and management solutions based on research findings.

 

Outcomes Research DrPH Competencies

OR 1. Apply advanced statistical and econometrics methods to support decision analysis and outcomes research.

OR 2. Use decision analysis and computer simulation modeling to determine cost effectiveness, cost-utility, and cost benefit of clinical treatments and policy interventions.

OR 3. Communicate the ethical and political challenges of translating outcomes research into policy.

 

Maternal and Child Health DrPH Competencies

MCH 1.  Translate advanced research skills into policy and practice-relevant tools and techniques for the benefit of the MCH population and relevant organizations and agencies.

MCH 2. Develop approaches to policy and evaluation that enhance well-being of the MCH population and those agencies and organizations that serve the population.

MCH 3. Evaluate MCH practice in the context of leadership, research, and evaluation.