Population Health Management

Population Health Management

In 2021, CAHME began the process of evaluating the need for programs in Population Health Management to have criteria and standards similar to traditional healthcare management and healthcare quality and safety programs.

CAHME, representatives from 10 programs in the United States and Canada, several practitioners, and the Healthcare Finance and Management Association (HFMA) were assembled. Forming the Population Health Management Council, they worked to develop Certification Standards which would eventually lead to the establishment of accreditation standards.

Given CAHME’s mission to “serve the public interest by advancing the quality of healthcare management education,” CAHME evaluated and determined that Population Health Management accreditation standards can be incorporated under CAHME’s traditional criteria and standards.  While the competencies may be different, they will still fall under the CAHME competency domains.

In May 2022, the CAHME Board approved the first step, establishing standards for “Certification” of Population Health Management programs.  In May 2023, the CAHME Board approved the accreditation process for programs in Population Health Management. The interim step of “certification” sunset with the establishment of accreditation standards. Certification continues for those programs that have worked through the task force and met the certification standards; no additional programs will be accepted for certification.

Population Health Certified Programs Degree Location Certified Year
Boise State University
College of Health Sciences
Master in Population & Health Systems Management Boise, ID 2022
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health Master of Applied Science Population Health Management Baltimore, MD 2022
Thomas Jefferson University College of Population Health Master of Science in Population Health Philadelphia, PA 2022
Lehigh University
College of Health
Master of Science in Population Health Bethlehem, PA 2022
West Virginia University
School of Public Health
Master of Science in Population Health Morgantown, WV 2022