Health

How can we improve healthcare access and quality—while lowering costs? What are the links between a community's state of health and its housing, transportation, and education? Our health policy and management focus area provides knowledge and skills for public service professionals to make an impact in health. This focus area aims to develop students’ knowledge and skills for careers as managers and policy analysts in the field of healthcare services. The foundational courses provide a base that prepares students for more specialized, elective courses in either healthcare management or policy.

 

Foundational Courses

  • HPAM-GP 1830 - Introduction to Health Policy and Management

  • HPAM-GP 1833 - Health Services Management

Healthcare Management electives

HPAM-GP.2825, Continuous Quality Improvement
HPAM-GP.2846, The Realities of Managing Complex Health Systems
HPAM-GP.4840, Financial Management for Health Care Orgs - I: Financial Management and Budgeting
HPAM-GP.4841, Financial Management for Health Care Orgs - II: Capital Financing and Advanced Issues

Healthcare Policy electives

HPAM-GP.2836, Current Issues in Health Policy
HPAM-GP.2852, Comparative Analysis of Health Systems
HPAM-GP.4830, Health Economics: Principles
HPAM-GP.4831, Health Economics: Topics in Domestic Health Policy

Preventing Costly Re-hospitalizations

Professor John Billings researches the issues facing the healthcare delivery system. His successful project for the National Health Service (NHS) in England set up programs to prevent expensive re-hospitalizations.

Why Your Broken Rib Costs You an Arm and a Leg

Why is healthcare in the US so expensive compared to care provided in other countries with similar or better outcomes? Dean Sherry Glied's talk examines the evidence on this paradox and describes the implications of these findings for health policy.

Why Your Broken Rib Costs You an Arm and a Leg

Why is healthcare in the US so expensive compared to care provided in other countries with similar or better outcomes? Dean Sherry Glied's talk examines the evidence on this paradox and describes the implications of these findings for health policy.

More to Explore: Health

Research

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Faculty

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John Gershman

Clinical Professor of Public Service, Co-Director of Capstone Program
Alumni

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Rashi Kumar

Master of Urban Planning
Senior Program Manager, Clinical Partnerships
Healthfirst
Rashi Kumar
Capstone

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