This course will introduce the student to the intricate processes that public policymakers use to influence the health status of a society. The role of economic theory, interest groups, and the various levels of government involved in policymaking will be examined. A historic review of trends will be evaluated, and the challenges of future health care delivery will be examined.
This undergraduate course is 5 weeks.
Attendance and participation are mandatory in all university courses, and specific requirements may differ by course. If attendance requirements are not met, a student may be removed from the course. Please review the Course Attendance Policy in the Catalog for more information.
- Discuss the different forms and categories of health care policies and their importance.
- Explain the impact of health care policy on health care determinants.
- Identify the various stakeholders, including health care professionals and organizations that influence health care policy.
- Describe the roles of federal government in the development and execution of U.S. health care policy.
- Describe the role of state and local governments in the development and execution of U.S. health care policy.
- Explain the process of health care policy making.
- Explain policy formulation, legislation, and implementation.
- Explain policy evaluation, analysis, and revision.
- Describe the major health care issues impacting the U.S. health care system.
- Identify the impact of global health care issues on the U.S. health care system.
- Identify the impact of environmental issues on the U.S. health care system.
- Explain the importance and interconnectivity of societal norms and U.S. health care policy.
- Identify emerging issues and trends surrounding U.S. health care policy.
- Describe the opportunities and challenges presented in health care reform.
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