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Colorado School of Public Health

To stand at the forefront of a changing world, you will need to be both collaborator and innovator. At the Colorado School of Public Health we are both.

  • First and only accredited school of public health in the Rocky Mountain region
  • A collaboration of collective expertise and vision from Colorado's premier public universities: University of Colorado, Colorado State University and the University of Northern Colorado
  • Home to CDC, HRSA and NIOSH nationally-funded research and training centers
  • A diverse set of programs and specialty focus areas provides a comprehensive understanding of the issues relevant to improving and protecting the public's health

Overview of offering

Certificate of Professional Achievement in Health Analytics

In the age of the Affordable Care Act, health care providers and manufacturers require analytical decision-making skills that meet the goals of the health care Triple Aim: better health, better care and lower costs.

The Colorado School of Public Health’s program in Health Industry Analytics provides the skills necessary to optimize health system performance and outcomes for the communities and populations they serve.

The Health Industry Analytics certificate​ is tailored for busy health industry professionals living and working in south Denver and provides:

  • Immersive, case-based learning with real-world application
  • An integrated course sequence for deeper insight and collaborative learning
  • Modular, hybrid courses (online and in-person) for greater choice and flexibility

Upon completing the courses, students will receive a certificate of professional achievement.


This professional program is designed as a 9-credit sequence. Courses can be taken individually for credit and can also be applied toward a Graduate Public Health Certificate or Master in Public Health degree. Instruction will use a hybrid online and in-person format.

Students will start by learning about the organization, management and financing of the U.S. health care system with a particular focus on the Affordable Care Act and how it has changed the incentives built into the health care system. Students will also receive an introduction to decision analysis with an emphasis on the use of economic tools to make optimal choices in addition to the basics of economic evaluations of health care interventions or technology. Students will learn about the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute and best practices for comparative effectiveness analysis. The emphasis will be on the types of decision tools that can be used to satisfy the various requirements of the Affordable Care Act.

  • The Affordable Care Act and the U.S. Health Care System (Fall 2014, 1 credit)
  • Principles of Decision Analysis in Health Care (Fall 2014, 2 credits)
  • Applied Financial Decision Making in Healthcare (Spring 2015, 2 credits)
  • Data-Driven Quality Improvement (Spring 2015, 1 credit)
  • Strategic Health Care Marketing and Metrics (Summer 2015, 2 credits)
  • Population Health Impact (Summer 2015, 1 credit)​


  • Students must have a minimum of 2-years of health-care related industry experience.

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