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The Value-Based Care Specialization Program is a collaboration between Humana and the University of Houston, to create a publicly available online training platform to prepare clinicians and administrators for innovative population health delivery strategies.

The VBC program includes 6 courses and a capstone project:

  • Introduction to Value-Based Care
  • Population Health
  • Managing Processes to Improve Outcomes
  • CMS Reimbursement Mechanisms
  • Revenue and Expense Management
  • Basic Quality Improvement and Organizational Effectiveness

The capstone project allows learners to conduct unique multidisciplinary projects that demonstrate practical comprehension and applicability of the content.

For More information about VBC Specialization Course, click here.

LeChauncy Woodard
Founding director of Humana Institute


The Data Analytics in Students’ Hands (DASH) program provides students early exposure to claims data and its use to inform value-based care.

In summer 2020, 20 student interns conducted research projects focused on the application of data science principles and techniques to improve understanding of social determinants of health within Houston communities.

The DASH program provides opportunities for experiential, real-world learning and increases student interest in exploratory data analyses and the development of analytical constructs to address business challenges. This hands-on experience prepares students to effectively engage in the health care workforce and other industries.

For More Information about the DASH, please contact LeChauncy Woodard, founding director of Humana Institute at or 713-743-6463.