Students Beginning Program Spring 2021 to Present
Applies to students in MPH, MD/MPH, and PharmD/MPH programs with this concentration.
- Assess the effect of health policy on providers, payers, and populations.
- Explain the role of the major U.S. political institutions in health policy and politics.
- Evaluate the equity and efficiency of public policies using economic principles.
- Critically analyze state government interventions for appropriate exercise of authority.
- Evaluate public health programs to determine if they impermissibly discriminate between individuals and/or groups.
Students Beginning Program Fall 2017 to Fall 2020
- Apply management problem-solving skills to improve functioning of organizations and agencies in health systems.
- Assess how well different governance arrangements and policy designs result in a health care system that is responsive to differences in health needs among subsets of the population.
- Assess statistical findings and empirical literature to enhance policy design and implementation.
- Conduct economic analyses to inform public health management decision-making.
- Conduct financial analyses, including reading and analyzing financial statements.
- Evaluate the efficiency of public policies using economic concepts.
- Perform strategic analysis and planning for public health care organizations.
- Prepare health policy briefings suitable for the range of policy stakeholders involved with the formulation and implementation of a health policy under consideration by decision makers.
- Synthesize the research literature, assessing strengths and weaknesses of published findings, to guide evidence-informed policymaking.
Students Beginning Program Summer 2012 to Summer 2017
- Identify the main components and issues of the organization, financing and delivery of health services and public health systems in the US.
- Apply legal and ethical principles to examining existing or proposing new public health and health services.
- Apply methods of ensuring community health safety and preparedness.
- Apply theories of the policy process for improving the health status of populations.
- Apply the principles and components of program planning, development, budgeting, management and evaluation in organizational and community initiatives.
- Apply principles of strategic planning and marketing to public health and health care.
- Apply quality and performance improvement concepts to address organizational performance issues.
- Apply “systems thinking” for resolving organizational problems.
- Communicate health policy and management issues using appropriate channels and technologies.
- Demonstrate leadership skills for building partnerships.