GW’s Correctional Health Administration Program serves one of the most challenging professions in the corrections field. A Health Services Administrator (HSA) must ensure value-based care for patient populations with multiple co-morbidities without compromising public safety. Despite this critical role, there are currently very limited graduate training opportunities for aspiring HSAs or newly hired assistant HSAs.

Benefits of the Program

  • Learn practical knowledge and skills
  • Ensure effective delivery of healthcare to incarcerated patient populations
  • Improve clinical outcomes
  • Acquire fiscal management competence
  • Contribute to safer jails and prisons
  • Advance your career
  • Complete program in one or two years

What Will I Learn?

  • How to design a healthcare services plan for incarcerated patient populations that meets diverse needs and is constitutional, evidence-based, and fiscally prudent
  • Strategies that improve clinical outcomes in a value-based manner while mitigating risk
  • Healthcare administration skills to effectively lead a correctional healthcare team, engaging internal and external stakeholders
  • Specialized tools to facilitate the continuity of healthcare for incarcerated patient populations returning to their communities

Why Choose GW?

The GW Correctional Health Administration Program is one of the first in the nation. The course curriculum has been developed by Newton E. Kendig, MD, clinical professor of medicine at GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) and retired medical director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

GW SMHS has been at the forefront of medical education in the United States since it was founded in 1924. It was the first medical school established in Washington, D.C., and is the 11th institution nationally. SMHS is a competitive and highly regarded destination for medical and health sciences students.

The Health Sciences division of SMHS is an innovative and dynamic unit, where we’re training the nation’s next generation of leaders in health care quality and administration, physical therapy, rehabilitation sciences, physician assistant studies, medical laboratory science, regulatory affairs, clinical and disaster relief operations, and other medical professions.