The UW-Eau Claire Center for Health Administration and Aging Services Excellence (CHAASE) is a unique partnership that combines the energy of academia with provider organizations and professional associations, specifically for UWEC's Health Care Administration program.
CHAASE serves as a bridge between academics and practitioners in the senior care continuum. We do this by fostering applied research, providing supplemental activities, and nurturing relationships between our educational programs, health and aging services providers, and professional associations across the country.
In good hands
The program, which is accredited by the National Association of Long-Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB), is widely regarded across the country for its curriculum which integrates health care with business content.
As part of that curriculum, students complete a yearlong, paid residency where they apply what they learn in the classroom at an affiliated health care organization. In addition, UW-Eau Claire HCAD students are in demand! 100% of our graduates report they are employed or continuing their education.
The HCAD program is simply known for the quality of its graduates out in the field. It is a small industry and many folks who have graduated from the program have been influential in the shaping of new programs, new products and government policy.
The UW-Eau Claire Foundation has set up a fund to support the next generation of leaders in health care administration. Gifts contributed supports health care administration students in a variety of ways, including professional development, collaborative research, immersion experiences, and scholarships.