The Gillings School’s top-ranked Department of Health Policy and Management trains the next generation of leaders in every aspect of management, policy development and research to address the complex challenges of improving population health locally, nationally and globally. We’re working to ensure that all people – irrespective of age, gender, race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, geography, religion or economics – have access to high quality, affordable health care.
Coronavirus Affects Everyone: The Department of Health Policy and Management Responds
Mayra Alvarez, MHA '05, is a member the Biden-Harris Administration's new COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force, which will provide recommendations for addressing health inequities caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and for preventing such inequities in the future.
HPM professor Mark Holmes, PhD, addressed the challenges rural health care is facing with the outbreak in an interview with WRAL reporter Cullen Browder.See the article and video here
To improve health for all by creating and translating knowledge into policy and practice and educating current and future health leaders, managers, policymakers, practitioners and researchers.
Our Vision and Values
High quality, accessible and affordable health systems that achieve optimal population health in North Carolina, across the United States and around the world.
Our Research Strengths
- Cancer care
- Rural health
- Mental health
- Comparative effectiveness
- Financial management and performance
- Health outcomes
- Organization and implementation science
- Quality of and access to care