UNC is a national leader in public health business planning. Management Academy for Public Health (MAPH), the flagship national program for public health managers, was developed at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, in partnership with the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. Established in 1999, MAPH faculty worked with hundreds of different local communities and many state public health agencies to help them build business planning skills and develop real-world public health business plans.

NCIPH continues to build off the Management Academy model to offer business planning assistance to local health departments and other public health agencies. Learn more

Online modules

Business Planning for Public Health Programs

Feasibility Planning for Public Health Business Plans

Business Plans produced by MAPH students

Medical Billing/Coding, North Carolina

Child Care Center Quality Rating System, Wisconsin

Highland Health Center, Gastonia, North Carolina

HopeHealth, Florence, South Carolina

Miles of Smiles, Dare County, North Carolina

A Mother’s House, Southeast Health Department, GA

SPAY Plan, New Hanover County, NC

Evaluation Reports

2011 Study of Management Academy’s Return on Investment

2011 Business Plan Implementation Stories

2003 Lewin Group external evaluation report
The Lewin Group’s evaluation report on MAPH shows that public health agencies have garnered $6 million in revenue from training that cost $2 million to provide, a three-fold return on investment.

Journal of Public Health Management and Practice special issue devoted to the Management Academy for Public Health