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,” the CAHME brand allows for the development of a meaningful set of Population Health Management accreditation standards. A task force is working to create those standards and is expected to be completed in late 2023. This requires a careful assessment of program curriculum and the readiness of program directors in these programs to participate in peer and practitioner development of standards of accreditation. The approach mirrors the establishment of CAHME in 1968, when CAHME worked with academia and the industry to define the gold standard of healthcare management education.

In May 2022, the CAHME Board approved the first step, establishing standards for “Certification” of Population Health Management programs. This interim step of “certification” will sunset with the establishment of accreditation standards.

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