Maternal and Child Health
ID242 Politics and Strategies for Change in Health Policy
Department of Health Policy and Management and the Department of Society, Human Development and Health
Dr. R. Blendon
Lectures. Two 2-hour sessions each week.
This is a course for public health professionals who want their work to have a real impact on health policy decision-making. You will learn how to develop political strategies for influencing health care policy, and how political analysis can improve health policy research and its implementation at the national, state and local levels. Topics include political strategy; lobbying and special interest groups; the media and public opinion; campaigns, elections, and health policy; building coalitions; and grass roots advocacy.
ID264 Practice of Family and Community Health, Part II
Department of Society, Human Development and Health
Dr. I. Aitken
Field studies, seminars.
Addresses the professional training needs of MPH students who plan to pursue leadership positions in the public sector or in community health. Students, in small groups, undertake fieldwork in public or community health agencies. They apply managerial and analytic techniques developed in the concentration to the solution of problems confronting these agencies. Student groups meet with advisers from HSPH and their host agency throughout the field placement. Seminars explore the practice of public and community health through case studies and readings.
Course Activities: Field work, written and oral project report.
Course Note: Acceptance into the MPH concentration in Family and Community Health or signature of instructor required. ID506 required.
ID506 The Practice of Public Health in the United States
ID506 The Theory and Practice of Public Health
Department of Health Policy and Management and the Department of Maternal and Child Health
Dr. D. Prothrow-Stith, Dr. M. J. Brown, Dr. H. Koh
Lectures, case studies. One 2-hour session each week.
This course provides a theoretical foundation and highlights the basic skills required for the practice of public health. Students interact with a variety of expert practitioners and apply their analytic skills to emerging public health issues. Students will be introduced to the ways in which government, medicine, community organizations, civic associations, and academia support the core functions of public health. The course provides students with an understanding of the range of professional and academic endeavors contributing to the public health infrastructure.
Course Note: This course is a prerequisite for ID 264: Practice of Family and Community Health.
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