Academic Catalog 2019-20

GPH 4210 Comparative Health Policy

Examines the impact of government on public health, health care services, and access to care. Includes a basic examination of the structure of healthcare systems in low, middle, and high income countries. The U.S. Constitutional authority for public health actions such as quarantine are discussed, as well as the current politics impacting health policy. Students will apply key principles of health systems strengthening techniques, including capacity assessment and building. Specific attention paid to globalization, current trends in health reform, and the role of advocacy organizations in political change - 4 lecture hours. Prerequisite: POL 1100, or instructor consent.


4.00 units