Description: This course analyzes the US policy process in relation to US healthcare and public health systems. We explore how conditions within society are framed as problems, how problems are placed on political agendas, how problems get matched with potential solutions, and pay attention to the challenges of implementation and evaluation.
Learning Objectives: Upon completing the class, students will be able to understand the public policy process as it relates to US healthcare and public health systems, and apply that understanding to:
-Identify a range of policy alternatives in response to a perceived problem in the healthcare or public health system;
-Evaluate policy alternatives using evidence;
-Recommend actions based on the evaluation of policy alternatives, and;
-Create strategies to communicate and promote a given policy alternative.