The University of Minnesota Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) Program placed third in the 2019 National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE) case competition in Washington, DC. MHA students Ebyan Abdisalam, Alina Okamoto, and Ruth Gebremedhin competed against 28 CAHME-accredited graduate programs in health administration, business administration, and public health.
The team recommended a human centered design approach to improve homelessness conditions in the San Francisco Bay area. The plan included the formation of a health system team to coordinate care and develop a permanent house community—a three phase plan consisting of Intentional Care, Inclusive Design, and Innovative Community.
This is the second time the U of M MHA Program has placed in the competition, having earned second place and runner up rankings in the past. Each student was awarded a $2,000 scholarship. Senior Lecturers Justine Mishek and Kim Parrish served as faculty advisors to the team.
Pictured: Alina Okamoto, Ebyan Abdisalam and Ruth Gebremedhin