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> Subject: Management Academy for Public Health
> Program Announcement
> For immediate release
> April 30, 1999
> Management Academy Partnership to boost training for local, state public
> health department managers
> With a $2.8 million grant, The University of North Carolina at Chapel
> Hill School of Public Health and Kenan-Flagler Business School have
> launched a management academy for public health professionals in four
> states which aims to improve how health departments nationwide serve
> The academy -- a joint effort of the two schools -- will strengthen
> management skills of 600 senior- and mid-level managers in local and
> state public health departments across Georgia, North Carolina, South
> Carolina and Virginia. Only two- to four-person teams from state and
> local health departments will be accepted for enrollment.
> Participants attend the academy free-of-charge. The academy sponsors
> support the tuition and other educational costs, travel and
> accommodations for all participants while they are attending the
> The application deadline for this year's class is June 1. Interested
> parties may apply online by visiting the academy's website at
> www.maph.unc.edu. For more information, call 919-966-3309.
> Participants will come in teams to Chapel Hill for Phase I of the
> academy, a one-week intensive management-training program covering
> financial management, civic entrepreneurship, human resources, financial
> management and strategic management. Managers will then graduate to
> Phase II, returning home for the next nine months with course study over
> the World Wide Web and two regional seminars. Finally, academy managers
> will return to Chapel Hill for Phase III, a wrap-up session where they
> will apply their acquired knowledge and skills. Academy teams will
> produce fully integrated business plans at the end of their 10-month
> training that can be executed in their home agency to immediately impact
> service delivery in a positive and comprehensive manner.
> Grant funds over four years will come from the U.S. Health Resources and
> Services Administration, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Robert Wood
> Johnson Foundation, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
> The CDC Foundation will manage the project.
> "By enabling improvements in public health management, the academy is
> designed to have measurable and meaningful effects on public health
> organizations and the communities that they serve," said Dean William L.
> UNC-CH was selected from a pool of leading research universities to
> direct the academy because of its unique combination of expertise in
> public health and business administration, officials said.
> Dr. Janet E. Porter, director of executive education and clinical
> associate professor of Health Policy and Administration, is the project
> director. Dr. James H. Johnson, director of the Urban Investment
> Strategies Center at the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private
> Enterprise and E. Maynard Adams Distinguished Professor, is project
> "We look forward to demonstrating across the Southeast how we can use
> lessons from the worlds of business and public health practice to better
> equip the people responsible for delivering public health services to
> our citizens," said Dr. Robert S. Sullivan, dean of the Kenan-Flagler
> Business School.
> Many health departments are hamstrung by fragmented programs, cumbersome
> bureaucracy and limited resources, Roper said. At the same time, those
> departments face managed health care, demographic and ethnic shifts in
> communities, emerging infectious diseases and environmental health
> threats including bioterrorism, and pressure to be more accountable and
> For 1999-2000, two cohorts will attend the academy. The first will
> participate in Phase I from August 2-6; the second will attend Phase I
> from August 9-13. Phase II will run from August through May. Two two-day
> seminars will be held during Phase II within each of the four states.
> Phase III will bring the first cohort to Chapel Hill from May 3-5, 2000,
> with the second cohort attending Phase III from May 10-12, 2000.
> For more information about the Management Academy contact
> Janet Porter at 919.966.3309, e-mail jporter@..., or
> Stephen Orton at 919.966.8125, e-mail stephen_orton@....
> School of Public Health contact: Lisa Katz, 919.966.8498,
> Office of Continuing Education
> University of North Carolina School of Public Health
> phone: 919-966-4032
> fax: 919-966-5692
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