The de Beaumont Foundation partners with the University of Miami to offer a certificate program that helps public health professionals develop business skills that are vital to their success.

Business skills, such as budgeting and financial reporting, are absent from many health departments’ curricula. To address this issue, the de Beaumont Foundation and the University of Miami have partnered to develop the Building Expertise in Administration & Management (BEAM) certificate program for public health professionals interested in advancing their careers by learning fundamental public health business skills. BEAM is a self-paced, interactive, 15- to 20-hour course built around six interconnected modules:

  • Strategic Problem Definition
  • Budgets
  • Procurement
  • Contracts
  • Contract Monitoring
  • Assessing Financial Performance

Upon successful completion of the program, students receive a BEAM Certificate signed by the deans of the University of Miami medical and business schools.

For more information visit or email

Georges Benjamin, MD, Executive Director, APHA

“Most people in public health are extremely well trained in the sciences, but almost none of us have any training in business skills. Having this training gives one the confidence that they can handle the business of public health as well as the science of public health.”

Georges Benjamin, MD, Executive Director, APHA


Read More