This course examines the social, cultural, economic, and political variables that influence the development of health policy and the strategies that can be used to develop or revise health policy. Students study the present U.S health system to determine ways in which it may be modified to enhance population health and better meet the needs of underserved populations. Competence Statement: Knows principles and concepts related to leadership and health policy well enough to demonstrate leadership in improving the delivery of health care to diverse populations
- Describe the relationship between health policy and population health outcomes;
- Analyze social, cultural, political, economic, and ethical frameworks and perspectives which influence the development of health policy;
- Lead an issue briefing discussion with an elected official;
- Create strategies that can be used to impact health care policy development or revision;
- Examine the present U.S health system to determine how it to be may be modified to enhance population health outcomes and better meet the needs of underserved populations; and
- Critique national and state health reform proposals or actions as solutions for contemporary and future health challenges.