Master of Arts in Health Advocacy
About Health Advocacy
Since 1980, the Health Advocacy Program—the nation’s first master’s degree program in the field—has been educating professionals to improve health care and ensure access to an increasingly complex system. By integrating analytical discussions of issues that face the nation’s health care system with hands-on experiential fieldwork assignments, students are prepared to influence health policy at the systems level and to serve individuals with health care advising and advocacy.
Our student body is a balanced mix of young people recently out of college and career-changers with experience and degrees in business, arts, law, and health care.
Health Advocacy Announces New Dual Degree in Social Work
We are excited to announce a new dual degree in Health Advocacy at Sarah Lawrence College and Social Work at NYU School of Social Work. This new program will combine the theoretical knowledge of health advocacy and clinical social work. It will prepare health advocates and social workers for both clinical practice with patients and families in diverse health care settings and for community and policy practice aimed at reducing structural barriers to health such as poverty and racism. Both programs will emphasize the importance of understanding the impact of culture, race and gender on the development of individuals and social systems.
Graduate Spotlight: Amy Russo MA '15
Amy Russo MA' 15, developed a video for her Capstone project with the Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute (PHI). In July, her work was presented at the Healthy Aging Summit in Washington D.C. Read more and view the video»
Preferential deadline February 1; applications accepted on a rolling basis thereafter.
Health Advocacy Bulletin
Violence Is a Health Issue
Violence takes a heavy toll on the health of women, men, and children. It will take a multidimensional and multidisciplinary approach to deal with this problem. Three of the contributors to the latest issue of the Health Advocacy Bulletin have written about issues related to violence. | Visit the Health Advocacy Bulletin page»