Mission, Vision, Values, and Competencies
The mission of the Department of Health Policy and Administration is:
- to offer a world-class graduate education to the next generation of health administrators, policy analysts, and health services researchers; and
- to generate new knowledge and competencies that improve access, quality, efficiency, and equity of health services, both domestically and internationally.
The vision of the WSU Department of Health Policy and Administration is to expand and improve our nationally recognized health administration education program and to enhance our portfolio of extramurally funded research.
The values of the Department of Health Policy and Administration are consistent with the land grant status of a public university, including:
- Rigor – HPA students, alumni, faculty, and staff will rigorously assess all available evidence and apply appropriate analytic strategies.
- Respect – HPA students, alumni, faculty, and staff will respect the identity, perspective and experience of all stakeholders, regardless of age, gender, race, culture, disability status, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religious beliefs or political affiliation.
- Integrity – HPA students, alumni, faculty, and staff will demonstrate integrity, honesty and professionalism in all interactions with peers and with all community stakeholders.
- Collaboration – HPA students, alumni, faculty, and staff will participate in collaborative efforts of the University and the community to expand the health science programs in Spokane and ensure that quality healthcare providers will be available to serve the Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho (WWAMI) regions.
The Health Policy and Administration department follows the competencies outlined by CAHME. Students will learn to develop their knowledge, comprehension, analysis, application, synthesis, and evaluation of CAHME's six competencies: Leadership, Critical Thinking, Science Analysis, Management, Political and Community Development, and Communication. For a more in depth look at the CAHME competencies click here.
Phase I Classroom Building 133
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Mon – Fri
The program's Advisory Board includes professionals from a variety of health-related organizations and backgrounds, including hospitals, physicians, public health, mental health, and policy makers.