Healthcare education transforms as world changes

UW-Green Bay offering two new certificate programs—Management in Health Systems and Geriatric Healthcare

Green Bay, Wis.— The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is transforming educational offerings in healthcare, a sector susceptible to upheaval because of population and technology trends, political forces and pandemic response. University leaders are looking forward and preparing for change impacting procedure and patient well-being with two new certificate programs—Management in Health Systems and Geriatric Healthcare.

In order to deliver the best care, health systems must leverage data and technology. Health systems are also incentivized to improve quality and cost with increased information available to patients. These disruptions will demand a more integrated approach to healthcare and leaders knowledgeable and equipped to handle the expanded technology and teams.

UW-Green Bay’s Management in Health Systems Certificate Program has been designed to provide the understanding and skills necessary to create next level healthcare professionals. The noncredit program includes courses in healthcare management and policy, including private and public care, along with budgeting and financial strategies. The program can enhance the credentials of any manager, looking to advance in healthcare or any caregiver or provider, seeking additional responsibilities. The program is now enrolling for Fall 2021.

Social issues also play a huge role in healthcare, adding to the complexity. Where a patient resides, his or her ethnic background and/or family situation, all factor into the care process. Life expectancy continues to rise but with a longer life comes a cascade of other considerations, including an increasing risk of dementia. By 2034 the U.S. Census projects an aging milestone where adults aged 65+ will outnumber children under 18. This has never happened before. How do caring professionals balance healthy aging with a respect for patients’ advanced care needs?

The Geriatric Health Certificate Program provides the specialized training needed to anticipate this aging milestone and translate patient values into holistic plans of prevention and intervention with courses in gerontology fundamentals, mental health, aging and diversity and end of life. The program is now enrolling for Fall 2021.

Both certificate programs have been developed by Wisconsin Caregiver Academy, which exists as part of the Division of Continuing Education and Community Education. To learn more about the Management in Health Systems Certificate Program or Geriatric Health Certificate Program, please contact Program Specialist Kerry Winkler at or visit the website

About UW-Green Bay’s Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement
The Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement focuses its mission on creating educational opportunity and access for all ages, encompassing K-12 student programs, personal and professional development and customized training to meet the needs of a progressive economy. The division develops, collaborates and executes responsive solutions for diverse communities statewide, all of which reflect a deep commitment to inclusion, social justice and civic responsibility. For more information, visit:

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Established in 1965, UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving 8,970 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students and 79,604 continuing education enrollees each year across all campus locations. We educate students from pre-college through retirement and offer 200+ degrees, programs and certificates. UW-Green Bay graduates are resilient, inclusive, sustaining and engaged members of their communities, ready to rise to fearlessly face challenges, solve problems and embrace diverse ideas and people. With four campus locations, the University welcomes students from every corner of the world. In 2020, UW-Green Bay was the fastest growing UW school in Wisconsin. For more information, visit



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