Role of Government in Health Policy
- East Baltimore
- 2nd term
- Health Policy and Management
- 3 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2017 - 2018
- Class Times:
- Tu Th, 1:30 - 2:50pm
Students explore the key political dimensions of the health policymaking process in the United States. Examines the roles of government institutions and political actors both inside and outside government in developing and implementing health policy. Uses past and present health care debates to illustrate concepts, theories and frameworks discussed in class. Students acquire an understanding of the political processes in which health policies are considered, and gain practical experience executing political strategies in the context of health policy campaigns. An optional doctoral level health politics “journal club” lab is available to students.
- Learning Objectives:
- Identify the key political dimensions of the health policymaking process in the U.S.
- Discuss the role of politics in health policy formulation, implementation and analysis
- Demonstrate practical experience with issue advocacy, policy framing and political strategy in an applied context
- Methods of Assessment:
Student evaluation is based on two written assignments and a final examination.
- Instructor Consent:
No consent required