Center for Health Care Policy, Education and Research
The Center for Health Care Policy, Education and Research was founded in 1996 by the program in Public Administration in order to advance health care policy education and research activities at Pace University, and to provide assistance to the health care field in the Hudson Valley and the Greater New York area in meeting the needs of their communities.
The activities of the Center are broad and varied, including essentially all efforts of the health care section of the M.P.A. program which go beyond the program’s specific academic pursuits. These activities include:
- Educational conferences offered to professionals in the field, and community members as well, on a regular basis. The conferences have attracted as many as 200 attendees, with an average attendance of about 75. The programs are co-sponsored with leading health care groups in the area and feature highly regarded experts as speakers on topical issues. The conferences provide good networking opportunities for attendees, including students.
- A N.Y. State training grant for the retraining of health care workers in the Hudson Valley in partnership with the Northern Metropolitan Hospital Association and Pace’s Lienhard School of Nursing. In this multi-million dollar effort, over 15,000 health care workers have been retrained thus far through a consortium effort involving over 60 health care providers and 25 educational institutions. Pace University acts as the coordinator for the education institutions throughout the Hudson Valley.
- Internship locations in health care and related institutions have been received for students desiring semester-long onsite experience to supplement their classroom work. At this point, 15 different locations have participated, including facilities in Westchester County, Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn.
- An Advisory Board, comprised of leaders in the health care field representing both Westchester County and New York City, meets with the leadership of Dyson College and the Program on a regular basis regarding the health care management program, including curriculum review and discussion of program issues.
- The Center provides facilitators and consulting services for the Physician Assistant Program, which is a joint effort with Lenox Hill Hospital. These efforts helped the program earn its recent national accreditation.
- The Center has cooperated in joint efforts with not only the School of Nursing, but also the Schools of Law, Business and Computer Science of Pace University. Recent efforts involve the planning for non-credit learning/ training programs for health care professionals at the Graduate Center in White Plains or on site at certain health care provider locations.
For further information contact:
One Martine Avenue, Room 319
White Plains, New York 10606
Fax: (914) 422-4361