2013-2014 Walden University Catalog (June 2014) 
    
    Oct 23, 2021  
2013-2014 Walden University Catalog (June 2014) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MMHA 6145 - Health Policy♦


(3 sem. cr.) This course provides students a better understanding of health policy, which reflects authoritative decisions and the process of decision-making carried out at the federal, state, and local levels, and which affects personal health and access to and delivery of health services in the United States. Students gain knowledge of the levels within which health policy is carried out, the process for policy development and implementation, key stakeholders and interest groups involved in the health policy process, and how health policy changes over time. Key policy initiatives to address health issues in the United States are explored, including Medicare and Medicaid, access to care and the uninsured, disease-specific efforts such as HIV/AIDS and organ transplantation programs, emerging infectious diseases such as MRSA and the re-emergence of tuberculosis, and terrorism and emergency preparedness. Funding issues associated with health policy are discussed. The impact on healthcare organizations and the role of management in shaping and responding to health policy are addressed.
♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.



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