Department of Health Policy and Management

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The vision of the Department of Health Systems Management is to establish itself as a leading center of research and teaching about health policy and management in Israel and internationally, while maintaining our core values of academic excellence; multi-disciplinarity; humanism and the commitment to ethical and social responsibility; and the provision of a respectful academic environment.   

 

 

Our mission is to improve the managerial, organizational and policy-making competences of Israel’s healthcare system, by training students for research, as well as for multilevel positions of health policy planning and management.

The Department offers graduate programs in Public Health, Gerontology, and Epidemiology. In addition, it provides courses in epidemiology, biostatistics, and other public health topics to undergraduate and graduate programs throughout the Faculty of Health Sciences, as well as various short programs sponsored by the Ministry of Health and other organizations.
Research in the Department focuses on the fields of nutrition and chronic disease epidemiology, maternal and child health, disease prevention and health promotion, perinatal and reproductive epidemiology, pharmacoepidemiology, genetic epidemiology and environmental epidemiology. Thanks to the Department's innovative research and expertise in policy analysis, it is currently considered the nation's leading organization dedicated to improving and protecting health in the community.

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