MHA Program Philosophy

Mission Statement

The mission of the MHA program is to develop effective healthcare managers and leaders through education, research, and service to advance the health of all populations, especially rural or underserved communities.        


The vision of the MHA program is to develop healthcare managers who will provide leadership for their organizations and communities based on a strong commitment to public health, ethics, integrity, and service as well as demonstrate an ability to foster and implement innovative ways of meeting needs of a diverse society.


  • Civility – treat people with respect both in and outside of their presence

  • Stewardship – deploy resources to optimize impact for long-term growth and sustainability of organizations, programs, and services/functions

  • Excellence – commit to preparation and products that exceed expectations and raise expectations

  • Equity – make additional effort to increase capacity among the poor and underserved

  • Integrity – maintain honor and trust