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At Penn State’s Department of Health Policy and Administration, our goal is to help elevate health care delivery and quality both in the United States and around the world, with a focus on addressing specific ongoing and future challenged in health economics, health management and the workforce at large.

Penn State's HPA department, with more than 50 years of experience teaching undergraduates about health care, is one of the top undergraduate programs in the nation. Our alumni - nearly 4,000 strong - are a testament to our dedication to undergraduate education in HPA.

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Our mission is to empower people and systems to improve health and healthcare through innovative research and transformative educational programs.

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The vision of the Health Policy and Administration Department is of a vibrant academic community, nationally recognized for its capacity to produce innovative ideas and develop effective leaders working to improve the interface between individuals and the policy, finance and delivery systems that influence health and well-being.