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Navigating today’s complex and fragmented health care environment can be daunting for anyone. When an individual is older, sick or disabled, the process is often overwhelming. Care managers act as strong advocates and offer expert guidance to help these individuals get the highest-quality, most cost-effective health care services possible.
In this two-course certificate program, you’ll develop the foundational knowledge and skills required to manage the health care needs of older adults and people with acute or chronic diseases or disabilities. We’ll focus on how to assist patients and their families with assessment and monitoring, care planning, decision making and problem solving, as well as how to handle insurance and medical systems throughout the care continuum.
Professionals and other individuals who work in care management or related roles, and those who want to enter or advance in the field.
Applicants must have a bachelor's degree. Some previous experience in health care is recommended.
If you're not a native English speaker, you’ll need to have basic English language skills to participate in this program. To learn more, see English Language Proficiency Requirements.
To enroll in this program, international students must have a visa that permits study in the United States. This program does not enable students to obtain or maintain F-1 visa status. For more information, see Admission Requirements for International Students.
You must have access to a computer, and we recommend a high-speed Internet connection.
You earn the certificate by regularly attending class and successfully completing all required courses. For more information, see Completing Your Program.
Instructor Jullie Gray describes how the Certificate in Care Management prepares students to pursue careers working with today's complex health and insurance systems.
You’ll fulfill the academic requirements as part of preparation for certification as a care manager.
Complete the courses listed below to earn the certificate. You may be able to take individual courses without enrolling in the certificate program; check the course pages for details.
Foundations of Care Management
Tools & Applications for the Care Manager
Certificate in Care Management
Approved by the UW School of Social Work.
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