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  • Bell, Elizabeth
    Message 1 of 1 , May 3, 1999
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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
      > citizens.
      > 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
      > academy.
      > 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.
      > Roper.
      > 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
      > co-director.
      > "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
      > efficient.
      > 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,
      > lisa_katz@....
      > Office of Continuing Education
      > University of North Carolina School of Public Health
      > oce@...
      > phone: 919-966-4032
      > fax: 919-966-5692
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