308.678.01 CHRONIC CONDITIONS: A KEY POLICY PROBLEM FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
Examines the cost and prevalence of chronic diseases. Some of the examples come from the U.S. while others are drawn from high, middle and low income countries. Examines the policies and programs designed to address some of the major risk factors for chronic disease – obesity, tobacco, and alcohol. The next section focuses on secondary and tertiary prevention programs that have been demonstrated to be effective including disease management and care management. Concludes with a discussion of promising programs/policies aimed at reducing the prevalence of chronic disease, and the key challenges to implementing policies related to chronic disease.
At the end of this course, students will (1) understand the burden of disease associated with chronic disease, (2) know the effectiveness of various interventions to address the major risk factors associated with chronic disease, (3) know the effectiveness of various interventions to address secondary and tertiary prevention of chronic disease, and (4) be familiar with the key challenges to implementing policies related to chronic disease.
- Monday 1:30 - 2:50
- Wednesday 1:30 - 2:50