hcs455 | undergraduate

Health Care Policy: The Past And The Future

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This course examines the role of federal, state, and local government in the development of health care policy and regulation involving both the private and public sectors. The resulting impact of policy and regulation on healthcare systems is discussed. The role of health care systems will be reviewed as well as the various aspects involving the delivery of services.

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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    Foundations of Health Care Policy

    • Discuss the different forms and categories of health care policies and their importance.
    • Explain the impact of health care policy on health care determinants.

    Key Players in the Process and Politics of Health Care Policy

    • 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.

    The Policy Cycle

    • Explain the process of health care policy making.
    • Explain policy formulation, legislation, and implementation.
    • Explain policy evaluation, analysis, and revision.

    Current Health Care Policy Issues

    • 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.

    Trends in U.S. Health Care Policy

    • Identify emerging issues and trends surrounding health care policy.
    • Describe the opportunities and challenges presented in health care reform.
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