AMCP and Jefferson School of Population Health to Offer New Member Benefit

For Immediate Release
 

Alexandria, VA, April 30, 2014 — The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) today announced a new member benefit through an affiliation with the Jefferson School of Population Health (JSPH), a division of Thomas Jefferson University, in Philadelphia, Pa. Academy members may now take advantage of the JSPH's corporate tuition rate (15% discount) on all online graduate and Master's degree programs in Applied Health Economics & Outcomes Research, Population Health, Health Policy and Healthcare Quality & Safety.
 
"With managed care pharmacy so integral to population health, the Jefferson School of Population Health's academic programs will be hugely beneficial to AMCP members in their professional practice," said AMCP CEO Edith A. Rosato, RPh, IOM. "I'm pleased that working together, AMCP and this distinguished institution are bringing new career development opportunities to AMCP members."
 
"The world is quickly moving towards the practice of a new kind of medicine called population-based care," said David B. Nash, MD, MBA, Dean of the Jefferson School of Population Health. "Managed care pharmacists and other practitioners will need population health skills in public policy, quality and safety, and outcomes research to make health reform work for everyone."
 
Established in 2008, JSPH offers graduate academic programming designed to prepare practitioners to develop, implement and evaluate health policies and systems that improve the health of populations and thereby enhance the quality of life of these populations. JSPH offers managed care pharmacists and other health practitioners career development and learning opportunities in these key areas:
 
  • Health Policy (MS-HP; Graduate Certificate) prepares leaders to critically analyze the organization, financing and delivery of health care; to rigorously apply analytic skills to plan, implement and evaluate health policy; and to produce research evidence to support policy development and changes.
  • Healthcare Quality and Safety (MS-HQS; Graduate Certificate) prepares health care professionals to be leaders and advocates in the design, implementation and dissemination of programs and policies that measurably improve health care quality and patient safety.
  • Applied Health Economics and Outcomes Research (MS-AHEOR; Graduate Certificate) prepares professionals to evaluate and measure health outcomes (both physical and humanistic) and to ascertain economic consequences of health care interventions by determining optimal clinical effectiveness, comparative effectiveness and economic value.
For more information, visit www.jefferson.edu.
 
About AMCP  
The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy is a national professional association of pharmacists and other health care practitioners who serve society by the application of sound medication management principles and strategies to improve health care for all. The Academy's nearly 7,000 members develop and provide a diversified range of clinical, educational and business management services and strategies on behalf of the more than 200 million Americans covered by a managed care pharmacy benefit. It is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2013. More news and information about the Academy can be found at www.amcp.org
 
About JSPH  
Jefferson School of Population Health (JSPH), founded in 2008, prepares leaders with global vision to develop, implement, and evaluate health policies and systems that improve the health of populations and thereby enhance the quality of life. JSPH fulfills this mission by providing exemplary graduate academic programming, continuing education courses and conferences, and sustained research and consulting in areas of health policy, population health, health care quality and safety, and applied health economics and outcomes research. www.jefferson.edu.
 
For more information, please contact:
Kevin Bruns | kbruns@amcp.org 703-683-8416 ext. 656