Fall 2023 Health Policy and Management P6508 section 001

Health Policy and the Political System


Call Number 16138
Day & Time
M 1:00pm-3:50pm
To be announced
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Lawrence D Brown
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description Why does the government play such a central role in the health of its citizens? What factors unique to American politics have given us the healthcare system we currently have, and how much change can be accomplished within our philosophical and ethical confines? How do political changes yield policy shifts - or not? This course analyzes the role of major institutions - the central government, the federal system, the private sector, interest groups, and so on - in formulating and implementing health policy in the United States. We will discuss underlying normative issues and crossnational perspectives on healthcare to situate American healthcare policy along a broader global political spectrum, and attempt to forecast what changes are likely - or unlikely - to occur. Topics will include political history, policy formation and recommendations, market forces and economic influences, and more.
Web Site Vergil
Department Health Policy & Management
Enrollment 56 students (85 max) as of 11:46PM Thursday, July 18, 2024
Subject Health Policy and Management
Number P6508
Section 001
Division School of Public Health
Open To GSAS, Public Health
Section key 20233HPMN6508P001