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SchoolDepartmentFaculty
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public HealthHealth Policy & ManagementSara Bleich
TermDay and TimeLocation
Spring 1 2018  (show academic calendar)TuTh   11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Kresge 200 (HSPH)
Credits
2.5  (show credit conversion for other schools)
Credit Level
Graduate

Description
Public policies that promote population health by preventing and slowing disease onset are essential and complementary to clinical strategies for the management of disease. Effective public policies can also present alternatives to increased health care spending for maintaining and improving health. To understand how to use public policy as a tool to promote the population's health, knowledge about the key federal actors and their responsibility for addressing public health challenges is essential. So too is familiarity with teh menu of available options for public policies and tools for policy analysis.For about the first half of the course, students will learn about one key actor in the policy making process through readings, a lecture, and a brief assignment. In the second half of the course, students will develop basic policy analysis skills. The assignments are designed to allow students to focus on a health policy issue ore program of their choice. Discussions of the assignments will provide an opportunity for the class to learn about a variety of health policy issues and programs.

Prerequisite(s)
HSPH: HSPH Degr + PHD Stu

 
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