Description: This course redefines working knowledge of health disparities through a health equity lens to explore the implications of managerial solutions as they pertain to healthcare organizations. It uses systematic, clinical, and social issues of origin to both explain and try to resolve management’s role in addressing health equity.
Learning Objectives: Explore many of the fundamental managerial and social arguments that are used in explaining the concepts of health disparities and health equity
Contextualize the history of race, ethnicity, and social class as we try to uncover a better explanation of disparate health for the various populations in the US
Identify the multicultural underpinnings of increasing health equity
Inform and prepare practitioners to be part of the solution to eliminate health disparities and increase investments in health equity
Description: This course provides the knowledge and skills for understanding and effectively managing individuals and groups within health care organizations. We consider a wide variety of motivations that draw individuals to their jobs and keep them productive. We also consider why organizations form small groups and the dynamics of these groups over time. Students learn techniques for persuasive communication and conflict management, develop strategies for dealing with interpersonal problems in an organizational setting, and processes for handling work teams. Common organizational problems that students solve include choosing the right person through the hiring process, evaluating employee performance, and negotiating contracts.