Introduction to Health Policy, Delivery, and Management

SPH PM 702

Almost 90 percent of the $2.8 trillion spent on health care in this nation in 2012 was used to provide medical services to individuals. High costs, unequal coverage and access, stresses on many caregivers, tradeoffs among quality and cost and access, and growing political tensions afflict U.S. health care. These problems affect all of us who work in public health. This course analyzes these problems, their causes, and ways to solve them. Specifically, how can our vast human and financial resources be marshaled and managed to improve health care delivery for all Americans? To answer this question, the course examines how people are covered, how care is organized and delivered, how money is raised and caregivers are paid, management, politics, ethics, and more. It considers hospitals, physicians and other caregivers, long-term care, prescription drugs, and mental health. NOTE: This course meets the health policy and management MPH core requirement. It is the prerequisite for most others in the department. Peace Corps/MI students who are not HPM concentrators, students studying on F-1 or J-1 visas, students who are not permanent residents of the U.S. and who are not Health Policy and Management concentrators, and all International Health concentrators may substitute IH704.

FALL 2016 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Sager BAKS T 6:00 pm-8:30 pm MPH core course
in Hpm for MPH
students matric
before fall 16.
MED Campus
Class Closed

FALL 2016 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
B1 Kingsdale L110 W 2:00 pm-4:30 pm Core course for
Hpm for student
matriculating
before Fall 16
MED Campus
Class Closed

SPRG 2017 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Kingsdale 1078 M 6:00 pm-8:30 pm PM702 meets the
MPH Hpm core
requirement for
all students
Mts@ 670 Albany
Rm 107/108
MED Campus

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