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welcome to the Department of : Health Policy, Management & Leadership

Our faculty help students understand how organizations attain their goals within the public health system. We perform and teach policy analysis, economic analysis, policy evaluation, health services research, management and leadership.

Transforming health through policy and leadership

Our goal is to educate future health workforce and leaders in policy and management, perform impactful research in public health policy and healthcare administration, and provide services to external stakeholders. Professionals in this field guide organizations and institutions in the delivery and management of healthcare.

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WVU in the News: Solutions to the opioid epidemic, according to its witnesses

West Virginia consistently ranks number one in state opioid-involved overdose death rates and opioid prescribing levels, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse — with about 81 opioid prescriptions per 100 persons and about 50 deaths per 100,000 people in 2017. Ohio comes in second at around 63 prescriptions and 39 deaths.