hcs455 | undergraduate

Health Care Policy: The Past And The Future

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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-level course is 5 weeks This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Health Care Policy and Delivery

    • Describe the role of various government institutions in delivery of health care policy initiatives.
    • Discuss the impact that federal and state budget management can have on health care policy.

    Politics and Health Care Policy

    • Discuss the impact of political influences on health care policy outcomes.
    • Describe the relationship of government and politics on health care policy.
    • Discuss the relationship of special interests groups to health care policy development.

    Future Issues in Health Care Policy

    • Describe the challenges facing health care policy in the future.
    • Identify the issues and trends surrounding access to health care.

    The Process of Health Care Policy

    • Identify the major components of health care policy evaluation and revision.
    • Identify the major components of health care policy formulation and implementation.
    • Describe the purpose and methodologies for establishing and evaluating the policy process.

    Health and Health Care Policy

    • Discuss the historical framework for the development of health care policy.
    • Identify the various health and societal issues that motivate health care policy.
    • Identify the various stakeholders in the health care policy process.
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