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Our Mission is to develop leaders to shape tomorrow’s health care.

Our Vision is to be recognized as the global leader in health services administration and research.

mission visionOur Values

As a department, we value:

  • Excellence: We are driven to do our best, learn from our setbacks, and tenaciously seek to improve.
  • Collaboration: We value partnerships and recognize that our success is due to the talent and time of the entire team.
  • Respect: We honor and appreciate the traditions, beliefs, and individuality of all.
  • Integrity: We are committed to honesty and authenticity, adhering to strong moral & ethical principles in everything we do.
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: We believe our diversity is a source of our strength and strive to understand, value and involve all.

Our Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

As a university, UAB is committed to creating an environment that can serve as the model for the kind of society it strives to build – one of inclusion, fairness, civility and mutual respect. As a department, we have also made a concerted effort to examine and promote these ideals. Among some of our department activities:

  • We created the UAB Academy for Addressing Health Disparities through Healthcare Leadership with a goal to decrease health disparities in the United States, increase the diversity of health care leadership in U.S. healthcare organizations and increase the diversity of qualified applicants who apply and are admitted to HSA graduate programs.
  • We helped found the National Center for Leadership Excellence (NCHL) Graduate Education Health Management Collaborative (GEHM LENS) with 10 other top programs; working to enhance diversity and inclusion in programs across the country.
  • Our faculty lead research projects focused on implicit bias, cultural competence, social determinants of health and other topics.
  • We created a department DEI Task Force, which leads activities like “Inclusive Excellence in Action” training, creating a department quilt which includes visual representation and symbols of our nearly 60 faculty and staff’s cultures, beliefs, values and backgrounds, movie and book discussions and other self-assessment activities.