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221.669.13 American Indian Health Policy

Cancelled

Department:
International Health
Term:
Winter Inst. term
Credits:
2 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Location:
East Baltimore
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Nicole Pare
Course Instructor s:
Frequency Schedule:
Every Other Year
Resources:
Description:

Referred to as dependent domestic nations, American Indian Tribes have a unique relationship with the U.S. federal government and are capable of implementing their own policy and laws. What historical, social, political, legal and economic factors and values have influenced the development and implementation of health policy pertaining to Native Americans? How can we employ new insights from research to define and promote programs, policies, and change?

Examines the historical, social, political, legal and economic factors and values that have influenced the development and implementation of health policy pertaining to American Indian and Alaska Natives. Focuses on the four substantive areas that form the analytic basis for many of the issues in health policy and management: economics and financing; need and demand; politics/ethics/law; and quality/effectiveness. Discusses the unique relationship between the U.S. federal government and American Indian tribes. Addresses key policy and advocacy issues impacting Tribal communities.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Apply the substantive areas that form the analytic basis of health policy and management to develop policies addressing current Native American health issues
  2. Analyze alternatives in a policy environment using a rational decision making model
  3. Explain the legal backdrop to American Indian health policy decision making, including the special relationship between Tribes and the U.S. federal government
  4. Discuss current health concerns facing American Indian/Alaska Native communities
  5. Apply policy analysis concepts to address a particular health issue facing American Indian and Alaska Native communities
Methods of Assessment:

Class & Group Participation 20%; Daily Homework 20%; Quizzes 20%; Final Take-Home Paper 40%

Instructor Consent:

No consent required