Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH)
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How can I learn about the BSPH Program in Health Policy and Management?
- Carefully study all the links on this website.
- Meet with one or more current HPM BSPH students who are BSPH Program Ambassadors. They are happy to meet up to tell you about our program!
- If after reviewing this information you have specific questions about our program, please contact our registrar Lynnette Jones or assistant registrar Jackie Siler about specific technical information about applying, coursework, or pre-requisites; or the program Director Karl Umble. If you have any questions or encounter any problems with the online BSPH application, please contact: UNCSlateSupport@unc.edu
To improve the health of individuals and communities and reduce health inequities in the US and abroad by educating future health leaders, managers, policymakers, practitioners, and researchers. Our graduates will excel in a broad range of positions and graduate and professional degree programs.
Our Vision and Values are the same as those of the Department of Health Policy and Management:
High quality, accessible, and affordable health systems that achieve optimal population health in North Carolina, the United States, and around the world.
What are the strengths of our program?
- The quality of our students and the success of our graduates.
- The supportive learning environment we create.
- The applied nature of our curriculum.
What are our students interested in?
The following questions reflect just a few of the diverse interest areas our students explore while in the program:
- Health disparities: What can we do to address the causes of health disparities both in the U.S. and internationally?
- Health reform: In what ways will health reform change the future of U.S. health care?
- Access to care: What can be done to improve access to health care for underserved populations?
- Health care quality and costs: How can we improve quality of care while also managing rising health care expenditures?
- Health promotion & disease prevention: What can we do to address preventable illnesses caused by tobacco use, obesity, and physical inactivity?
- Global Health: How do other countries deliver health care and what can the U.S. learn from their successes and failures?
- Program Competencies, Curriculum and Degree Requirements
- Meet with Our Students: The BSPH Program Ambassadors
- BSPH Handbook for Current Students
- Frequently Asked Questions
- BSPH Program Summary Handout Used for Information Sessions
- Katie Plampton, BSPH ’18, took second place in the undergraduate division of the American College of Healthcare Executives Richard J. Stull Student Essay Competition in Healthcare Management.
Katie presented her paper, “A Prescription for Misunderstanding: Addressing Low Health Literacy in Healthcare Delivery,” at the 2018 ACHE Congress in Chicago. The purpose of the competition is to demonstrate the ability of future healthcare executives to identify and describe important issues in their chosen profession.
- Michelle Ballasiotes (incoming Class of 2020) is one of six winners of the American Heart Association’s EmPOWERED To Serve competition, for students who are actively striving to identify solutions to address the social determinants of health – the economic and social conditions in which people are born, grow, work and live. Michelle advocated in North Carolina for corner grocery store owners to sell fresh, healthy foods. In partnership with Youth Empowered Solutions (YES!), her team hosted a community forum and created photovoices to be displayed in the NC Legislative Building during a State Lobby Day where they advocated for the Healthy Corner Store Initiative. Michelle received a scholarship, national recognition for her work, and will serve as an ambassador for 2018. Congratulations Michelle!
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