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Policy Aspects Of Health Care And Public Health (PUB-600)

Semester: Spring 2024
Number: 0304-600-001
Instructor: Kenneth Rondello
Days: Wednesday 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Note: Hybrid Online/In-Person Class
Location: Garden City - NEX 154
Credits: 3

In-Class Meeting Dates:1/24,2/28,3/27,4/24

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Students will examine the organization, structure, and function of public health policy in the United States. Relationships between healthcare coverage, access, cost, and quality are investigated, emphasizing health equity and ethics. Stakeholders' roles and strategies in policymaking are explored as students develop coalitions and participate in a mock legislative hearing.

Learning Goals:   a) Compare the organization, structure, and function of healthcare, public health, and regulatory systems across national and international settings b) Discuss multiple dimensions of the policy-making process, including the roles of ethics and evidence c) Propose strategies to identify stakeholders and build coalitions and partnerships for influencing public health outcomes d) Advocate for political, social, or economic policies and programs that will improve health in diverse populations.e) Evaluate policies for their impact on public health and health equity f) Apply negotiation and mediation skills to address organizational or community challenges. g) Communicate audience-appropriate public health content both in writing and through oral presentation h) Interpret the relationships between healthcare coverage, access, cost, and quality and those characteristics' influence on the U.S. healthcare system. i) Evaluate the positions and interests of health professionals, providers, payors, consumers, and other stakeholders advocating for and shaping U.S.

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