2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (June 2015) 
    
    Dec 07, 2021  
2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (June 2015) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HLTH 8240 - Public Health Policy and Advocacy


(5 cr.) This course will provide contemporary public health leaders and administrators with an overview of the public health policy and advocacy  process and devote special attention to their function, impact, and constraint on policy development. In addition, students explore professional ethics related to the role of the policy analyst and consider the significant social outcomes of public health policy. They examine the theories and strategies used by policy makers and policy analysts to develop, implement, execute, evaluate, and promulgate public health policy. Through case studies of the public health response to issues such as HIV/AIDS and SARS, students explore historical challenges and successes in translating health science to effective public policy. They also assess the impact and consequences of public health policy and evaluate it though a social justice framework. Using critical-thinking and communication skills, students craft a public health policy memorandum regarding a current public health policy problem, for which they consider and evaluate competing policy alternatives.



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