Routinely offered: This course is offered every year.
This course offers a survey of health care and public health systems, with a particular focus on factors and policies that influence health equity and disparities in the United States. Students will learn concepts and frameworks important to contemporary and emerging debates in public policy and health. Working independently and in teams, students will work through cases and periodic “innovation sprints,” applying practical strategies to understand and communicate about problems and policy solutions that can emerge within complex, dynamic systems.
Selected student papers, fall 2021
- The Use of Medication-Assisted Treatment in Adult Drug Courts (pdf) by Jason Chladek, PharmD, MPH PhD Candidate in Health Services Research in Pharmacy
- Access to Behavioral Health for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender People of Color: Considerations for Medicaid Telehealth Expansion (pdf) by Mae DeChavez, MPA Candidate
- The Interpersonal Dimensions of Access to Health Care for People Experiencing Chronic Homelessness (pdf) by Vanessa Dingman, MPH Candidate
- School Resource Officers and Student Mental Health (pdf) by Gillian Giglierano, MPA Candidate
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Preparedness Policy (pdf) by Dylan Helmenstine, MPA Candidate