The IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health recently established the Master of Health Administration (MHA) Advisory Council to increase engagement and foster lasting relationships between students and alumni. The council plans to provide networking opportunities and mentorship to current MHA students and alumni through events such as coffee/social hours, externships, local professional events and job opportunities. Students will also receive invitations to events hosted by the Fairbanks School of Public Health.
The MHA Advisory Council is led by Elizabeth Walker, MHA ’99, and has a total of 19 members who graduated from the MHA program between 1999 and 2017. All of the members are currently working in health care administration, and serve at IU Health, Ascension, Indiana Hospital Association, Community Health Network, and several other health care providers within the state.
As the council kicks off with monthly meetings, one of its first initiatives is to establish a LinkedIn group for students and alumni to join. The hope is that this virtual meeting space will increase participation at in-person events.