Faculty and staff — please use 10 minutes of your time to take your Personal Health Assessment (PHA) for which you will receive an annual incentive of up to $45 if you have not yet done so in 2018.
This investment is part of the University’s commitment to well-being, which helps us all in a number of ways. One is that good health is a long-term strategy for health care cost management. Another is that good health is correlated to many positive outcomes such as satisfaction with work, positive relationships, less illness, and more.
After you take your PHA, you become eligible for your discount to campus recreation facilities as well as a free, personal Health Coach. Available from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., a Health Coach will work with you to develop a tailored health improvement plan. A part of your work with a Health Coach may involve a referral to any number of campus resources that include the following:
The PHA is confidential and can be accessed at your Self-Service website (https://hris.uiowa.edu). It is available to UI Faculty/Staff in 50% or greater, regular positions eligible for UI Benefits and liveWELL Programming.
The University of Iowa College of Publc Health’s Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program in the Department of Health Management and Policy is among the initial inductees to the Mentorship Circle of the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME).
The Mentorship Circle designation recognizes programs that demonstrate a commitment to excellence not only to their own programs, but across the broader field of graduate health care management education, and provide opportunities to other students and other programs to advance their experiences and skills for the good of the health care field.
“We are delighted to be one of 14 inaugural programs to be recognized for our efforts to not only continuously improve our own MHA program at Iowa, but also to share what we are doing with the field,” says Dan Gentry, clinical professor and director of the UI’s MHA program. “As one of the universities where health administration education began, we feel a special obligation to disseminate our potential best practices, successes, and continuing challenges.”
According to Gentry, the program is specifically committed to sharing its efforts at competency-based education and competency assessment for continuing student development and program improvement.
The UI was also recently named one of eight winners in 2017 of the inaugural CAHME/Aramark Innovation Grants, which recognize programs and initiatives that that support participation of health care management students in research, seminars, case study competitions, and other related activities.