The Health Services Management and Policy concentration is designed for students with a career interest in public health, health services administration or policy work. Students gain exposure to a wealth of knowledge and skills that are vital in a variety of organizational settings. The concentration promotes an understanding of public health as practiced alongside a complex health care system and within a changing policy context.
- Prepare health policy writing(s) which evidences an understanding of:
--the roles of the government and non-governmental sector in effecting policies
--any impacts on social justice and equity from the various policy alternatives
--the effect on economic and technical efficiency in the supply and demand for goods or services affected by the policy
--the various stakeholders impacted by a policy
--background literature in the field tied to a particular policy topic
- Explain the purposes and elements in carrying out one or more of the following: strategic planning process; needs assessment; program logic model and work plan; program evaluation; quality improvement process.
- Explain the interplay of legislative, regulatory and judicial laws and their attendant impact on the ways in which a policy issue tied to public health and/or health care delivery and financing is interpreted and effectuated.
- Identify individual, organizational, and community concerns, needs, assets, efficacy/power, and resources for use in management or policy development tied to a range of health care and public health issues/problems.
- Explain the logic and limits of microeconomic theory and tools as applied to public health and health services issues, policies and practices.
In addition to core courses students take:
- PH 210 Law and Public Health
- PH 222 Survey Research Methods or PH 225 Qualitative Tools for Public Health Research and Programs or PH 285 Evaluation Health Programs
- PH 234 Public Health Economics or PH 235 Public Health Economics II
- One credit from a concentration-approved list of courses
- Two and one half credits from an MPH program-approved list of courses
Three semester course schedule
Amy Lischko, DSc, MSPH