What is Population Health?
Population health management is a new discipline in healthcare that has grown out of changes in technology, reimbursement and a focus on prevention and chronic illness management. Population health professionals step beyond the individual focus of traditional public health and clinical medicine. They look at trends and identify factors that impact the health of an entire population. The goal of this holistic approach is to shift people toward healthier lifestyles.
Healthcare of the Future
The healthcare industry is changing faster than ever before, and now, healthcare professionals are no longer in the industry of managing illness —they are in the business of keeping people healthy. At Missouri Western, we’ve developed the Bachelor of Science in Population Health Management, a brand-new program in the field and across the nation. The program reflects the ever-changing healthcare industry with the goals of improving health outcomes and shifting people toward healthier lifestyles.
The Population Health Management degree is an innovative non-clinical Bachelor of Science program. It was developed in collaboration with population health industry leaders and is one of the first in the country. The program prepares graduates to enter the workforce prepared to meet the needs of this changing healthcare environment.
You will stand out with in-demand skills in information systems, healthcare finance, policy, community wellness and public health. You will graduate with valuable real-world experience gained through community based internships and other applied learning opportunities.