Healthcare Policy and Planning (HSL370)
Governmental oversight has a major impact on the way that we deliver healthcare in the United States. Health policies are a set of laws, rules and regulations implemented to ensure our nation’s healthcare system operates in a manner that benefits the population. In this course the student will explore the concepts and processes related to creating, planning, and implementing health policy. An overview of the public health policymaking process at the federal, state, and local levels will prepare the student to recognize how policies and procedures implemented at their institution are the result of legislation which regulates medical care. Policy development will be explored with an emphasis on protecting the vulnerable populations. Leadership skills to implement change management strategies in response to health policy will prepare the student to adapt to the ever-changing healthcare environment. Credit: 3 hours. This course is offered in an online format. Fall or as needed.