The mission of the Department of Health Services Administration (HSA) is to improve the health and well being of society through advancement of the conceptual, methodological, and leadership skills of health services executives. The department provides a superior environment for the education of students, innovative approaches to enhance the skills and knowledge of practicing health services executives, and research that advances understanding of health services administration and informatics.
The Department of HSA has a vision to be recognized as a leader in health administration education – shaping the future of healthcare. The department seeks national recognition for excellence, attracting outstanding students, faculty and support from Alabama and across the nation. In serving the best interests of the state and its citizens, the department manages entrusted resources efficiently and effectively, as it pursues it’s mission within Alabama and beyond.
Research activities are conducted to improve the organization, financing, and delivery of health services. External grants and contracts provide support for research conducted by faculty and students. Faculty and students participate in national research meetings and forums, as well as publish in refereed journals.
The Department of HSA seeks to improve health services delivery through the provision of continuing education programs for health services executives and technical assistance and consultation for health services organizations. The department also encourages participation in the governance and/or operation of health services organizations. Involvement in and leadership of professional and academic associations is another important service activity for faculty.