Foundation for program planning in community health education and other public health areas. Provides basic planning principles, processes, and methods. A multi-disciplinary approach integrating the use of theory and practice.
The focus of this course is to learn how economic, political and social policies produce health inequities. We analyze domestic and international policies through theories of political economy and how they have produced inequities among racial/ethnic, class, gender, and sexual minorities. More importantly, as future public health practitioners, healthcare providers, and community organizers, having some familiarity with the health implications of social and economic policy will allow students to create primary prevention strategies and structural interventions.
Latest approaches in community development and community organizing strategies. Exploratory readings, field assignments; emphasis on leadership development, capacity building, and coordinated community action.
The theory of internal organization and management applied to health care organi-zations. Analysis of management functions. Interrelationship between health in-stitutions, their surrounding communities, and government.
Concepts of program evaluation and their application to the health field. Emphasis on theoretical concepts and their application to development of practical skills in program evaluation.
This course introduces the applictions of economics to health and health care. The topics to be covered include: alloction of health care resources with respect to deman and supply of health care; the roles of hospitals physicians, and health insurance; market imperfections and their role in economics of health care.