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Health Systems, Managment & Policy


Welcome to the
Department of Health Systems, Management and Policy

Health Systems, Management and Policy offers students several program options including the Master of Public Health, Master of Science and PhD program. Get to know our faculty, areas of research, and then pick the program that's right for you. Learn more.


Writing instruction gives public health students career-relevant skills

Whether you need to write a gra​nt proposal or a policy brief, strong writing skills are essential to your success in public health. Get to know what Associate Professor Elaine Morrato is doing to help current students develop this critical skill. Learn more.

New Program!  Health Systems Management - Health Systems, Management and Policy

The Department is pleased to announce a new MPH program in Health Systems Management.  Learn more about the program then apply online through SOPHAS today!

New Program!  Study Global Public Health and Health Syste​ms, Management and Policy

The Department is excited to announce a new MPH program in Global Public Health and Health Systems, Management and Policy. Learn more about the program then apply online through SOPHAS today! Find other global public health programs 

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Responsive Reforms

Welcome to the Department of Health Systems, Management and Policy. Our Department is a national leader in health services research, with a rapidly expanding faculty in areas including economics, health policy, pharmaceutical policy, management, and outcomes research.

Our exciting and challenging MPH program allows students to gain knowledge and skills in health services management or health policy.

We are interdisciplinary in both philosophy and practice.  We actively work with local research partners, such as Denver Health, Kaiser Permanente, and the Colorado Health Outcomes Program. Active research areas include mental health, health insurance, health outcomes, substance abuse treatment and many other topics.

Academy Health Presentations - June, 2015 

Below is a list of presentations by our Health Services Research students during the annual conference in Minneapolis, MN, June 14-16, 2015. 
Roman Ayele:
“Immunization Status Variation by Primary Language among Children in an Integrated Community Health System in Colorado,” and “Nurse Home Visitor’s Management of Intimate Partner Violence and Implications for Child Welfare Reporting in Colorado”
Rose Hardy:
“Children with Special Health Care Needs: Does Source of Medical Care Affect whether or not a Conversation about Transition to Adult Care Occurs?”
Melanie Mason:
"Impact of the Prevention and Public Health Fund on Bloodstream Infection Rates"
Emily McCormick:
“Utilization Trends Following A Medical Expansion:  A Study of A Large Urban Safety-Net Institution”
Venice Ng:
“Risk Assessment Practices Among Nurse-Family Partnership Nurses and Child Protection Caseworkers in Colorado,” and “Organizational Collaboration Between Nurse-Family Partnership and Child Protective Services: A Success Story from One Colorado Site.”

Eline van den Broek
“Hospital Systems Change to Improve Inpatient Tobacco Dependence Treatment: Evidence from the University of Colorado Hospital’s Smoking Cessation Treatment Program.”


Fall, 2015 - HSMP Department Seminars

HSMP has invited a wide range of health care professionals, from academia and in the industry, to share their expertise and experiences that will allow students in the HSMP programs, School of Public Health students and all other interested attendees an opportunity to interact, ask questions, and deepen their understanding about these important topics.  No RSVP is required--just pass the word to those interested, and bring your own lunch.


HSMP Seminar Speaker Schedule:  TBA




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