Fall 2023 Health Policy and Management P8513 section 001

Healthcare Services for Vulnerable, At-R


Call Number 16156
Day & Time
T 5:30pm-8:20pm
To be announced
Points 1.5
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Sharen I Duke
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description The current systems for the delivery of health services in the United States often fall short of addressing the health needs of many people living in the communities they cover and in so doing contribute to health status disparities. The objective of this course is to help students develop a framework to understand the needs of traditionally under-served populations and the challenges facing the delivery systems that handle these groups. This course has two major foci. The first is understanding who the “vulnerable” populations are as it relates to access to needed health services and disparities in health status. The interaction between health care systems and health care disparities will be explored. Particular attention will be paid to issues surrounding poverty, literacy, immigrant health care and several vulnerable sub-populations including gay-lesbian, homeless and prison. The second focus is service delivery for individuals traditionally under-served. This component includes an examination of organizations and provider (particularly physician)-patient relationships. Students will have the opportunity to move from the classroom to the street, observing, first-hand, several hospital and community-based arrangements.
Web Site Vergil
Department Health Policy & Management
Enrollment 32 students (44 max) as of 11:46PM Thursday, July 18, 2024
Subject Health Policy and Management
Number P8513
Section 001
Division School of Public Health
Open To GSAS, Public Health
Section key 20233HPMN8513P001