Vision, Mission, Values


The Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) is a global network of colleges, universities, faculty, individuals and organizations dedicated to the improvement of health and healthcare delivery through excellence in healthcare management and policy education. Its mission is to foster excellence and drive innovation in health management and policy education, and promote the value of university-based management education for leadership roles in the health sector. It is the only non-profit entity of its kind that works to improve the delivery of health services – and thus the health of citizens – throughout the world by educating professional managers. AUPHA's membership includes the premier baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degree programs in health administration education in the United States, Canada, and around the world. Its faculty and individual members represent more than 400 colleges and universities. 

Our Vision

To be recognized as the global leader in advancing higher education and scholarship in healthcare management and health policy.

Our Mission

AUPHA fosters excellence and innovation in health management and policy education, and scholarship.

Our Values

AUPHA achieves excellence and innovation in health management and policy education by embracing diversity and providing opportunities for learning and collaboration.

  • Excellence: AUPHA believes that excellence in education leads to excellence in healthcare management practice, and ultimately leads to improved quality, efficiency and accessibility in healthcare delivery.
  • Innovation: AUPHA promotes innovation, encourages the adoption of new strategies, and disseminates best practices in healthcare management and policy education.
  • Collaboration: AUPHA collaborates in the generation and translation of research and the integration of theory and practice in interprofessional work environments.
  • Diversity: AUPHA believes diversity --in people, in programs and in perspectives --is essential for an effective interprofessional workforce.
  • Learning: AUPHA pursues continual learning to advance and share knowledge, to foster the development of pedagogy, and to improve teaching and practice.