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Boost Your Advocacy Career with a Certificate in Community Health Investment

Are you passionate about advocacy and community health? With a certificate in Community Health Investment (CHI), you can turn your passion into a fulfilling career while making a real difference in your local community. Whether completed as a concentration through our Masters in Healthcare Administration program or as a stand-alone post-bachelor certificate, the community health investment pathway offers the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the field of community health, allowing you to combine your passion with a professional pathway in an emerging field.


Why Pursue a Certificate In Community Health

Engage Directly with your Community

A certificate in community health will equip you to work hands-on to create and advance relationships between healthcare providers and local communities. Achieving this goal requires a strong command of the administrative aspects of healthcare while possessing strong communication and mediation skills. Through the certificate in community health, you’ll learn to:

  • Analyze and Interpret public health data.
  • Conduct and understand comprehensive community health needs assessments.
  • Navigate the inner complexities of the healthcare payer system.
  • Understand and apply health policies, requirements, and regulations.


These skills are critical for community health advocates to effectively address and manage the multifaceted health needs of dynamic patient populations while making a tangible impact.


Advocate for Social Justice in Healthcare

A certificate in community health also focuses on tackling the social determinants of health. Social determinants of health are often classified as social and economic barriers imposed on groups or communities that lead to disparities in care. Common social determinants include but aren’t limited to:

  • Food and housing insecurity
  • Transportation barriers
  • Education and literacy
  • Access to healthcare
  • Immigration status


Those who are passionate about advocating for these affected groups and more are ideal matches for a certificate in community health – where your enhanced expertise can help identify and address the social determinants of health and promote equity and justice in healthcare.


What UPs Certificate In Community Health Offers

A Chance to Advance or Transition Your Healthcare Career

Whether you’re looking to advance in your current role or switch to a new focus within healthcare, a certificate in community health is an excellent stepping-stone. It prepares you for further education in:

  • Population health
  • Community health
  • Health administration
  • Epidemiology
  • Non-profit healthcare roles


Additionally, the program is ideal for those seeking leadership positions in community health settings, health non-profits, or broader healthcare environments.


A Comprehensive Curriculum

The Community Health Investment Certificate blends foundational concepts of healthcare administration and community health with practical applications and real-world practices, preparing champions and leaders of community and health system collaborations. Through the implementation of a case-based approach, learners will apply quality improvement and performance management methods. Course topics and subject areas include:

  • Essentials of Community Health & Health Equity
  • Health Inequities & Social Epidemiology
  • Community Health Data Analytics & Financing
  • Introduction Upstream Improvement Community Health
  • Transformational Leadership


This comprehensive curriculum ensures that graduates understand the critical intersection of clinical care and social care—the future of health systems. The program emphasizes the importance of health system collaboration and investment, essential knowledge for any future leader in the field.


Leading Skills & Knowledge

A certificate in community health provides foundational information on:

  • Healthcare policies and regulations
  • Data-driven decision-making


These areas are crucial for making informed, impactful decisions in community health settings. By mastering these skills, you’ll be well-equipped to lead initiatives that drive positive change.

By earning a Community Health Investment Certificate, you not only enhance your career prospects but also position yourself as a key player in improving public health outcomes. Make your advocacy efforts count—join the CHI program and become a leader in community health today!