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Our vision for the future

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Center for Health Administration and Aging Services Excellence (CHAASE) was established in 2000 to serve the ever-changing health care needs of the upper Midwest. CHAASE supports the UW-Eau Claire health care administration program through financial and programming assistance.

Our Foundational Goal

CHAASE provides guidance and support to the education of tomorrow’s leaders, and in partnership with the premier UW – Eau Claire health care administration (HCAD) program, serves as a bridge connecting academic programs to practitioners in the health administration and aging services field.


CHAASE will be a national leader focused on the profession of health administration and aging services.


To provide guidance and support to the education of tomorrow's leaders and serve as a bridge connecting academic programs to practitioners in the health administration and aging services field in partnership with the UWEC Health Care Administration Program.


  • We consider students first in everything we do.
  • We provide engaging experiences.
  • We model life-long learning.
  • We nurture and value relationships.
  • We respect the value of diverse perspectives.
  • We care about and support our colleagues.

Our Aspirational Goals (2019-2022)

Goals encompass five broad areas: Student Success, HCAD Program Quality, Presence of Partnerships, Fund Development, Diversity with CHAASE and HCAD

1.)  Student Success.  The HCAD program will provide students with multiple opportunities and experiences where they can connect, succeed, and pursue high impact practices.

  • Strategy A
    Enhance quality of the HCAD program, the HCAD practicum experience, and on-campus module experiences
  • Strategy B
    Expand student opportunities for high impact practices (e.g., internships, conferences, research presentations) and experiential learning

2.)  HCAD Program Quality.  The HCAD program will continue to provide high quality educational and learning experiences, while supporting faculty and staff, and engaging with organizations in the field.

  • Strategy A
    Advance relationships with preceptors and HCAD program partners
  • Strategy B
    Invest in HCAD faculty and staff development efforts
  • Strategy C
    Advance proactive curriculum and pedagogical changes that respond to contemporary changes in the field of health and aging services, including necessary assurance of learning (i.e., evaluation) of HCAD curriculum
  • Strategy D
    Have a high quality, high performing, enthusiastic, engaged, dynamic group of students to ensure the ongoing quality of the HCAD program

3.)  Presence and Partnerships.  CHAASE will continue to advance its visibility and role as a national leader in the health and aging services field, to continue to build future leaders to serve the aging population and to serve as a voice of what “could be.”

  • Strategy A
    Maintain a high level of national visibility for CHAASE by leveraging university, association, and organization partnerships (e.g., SNFs, ALFs, HCBS)
  • Strategy B
    “Tell the story” of the HCAD program’s and students’ successes well internally, at UWEC, and externally, through thoughtful and creative public relations efforts
  • Strategy C
    Advance administrative and public policy influence via research, publications, and CHAASE-sponsored events
  • Strategy D
    Provide national leadership with advancement and innovation in health and aging services administration

4.)  Fund Development.  CHAASE will continue to advance fundraising efforts to support the goals of the CHAASE Center and the work of the HCAD students and faculty.

  • Strategy A
    Pursue fundraising efforts to support the CHAASE and HCAD work
  • Strategy B
    Create and maintain a financial plan that recognizes current needs and future growth needs to foster a resilient CHAASE Center
  • Strategy C
    Expand current and future work to develop philanthropic and donor opportunities

5.)  Diversity within CHAASE and HCAD.  CHAASE will work to enhance and increase the diversity within the HCAD program and within CHAASE-related activities.

  • Strategy A
    Increase the diversity of the HCAD student population and enhance/improve opportunities for diverse students
  • Strategy B
    Enhance HCAD faculty cultural competency
  • Strategy C
    Improve the diversity among CHAASE board members


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