HPM 2063 - THE POLITICS OF HEALTH POLICY
This 2-credit course is designed to provide an understanding of the key political dimensions of the health policy-making process in the united states. The course is designed for students with an interest in health policy, although no previous formal training in policy or politics is required. We will examine the roles of government institutions and political actors both inside and outside government in developing and implementing health policy. Past and present health care policy debates will be used to illustrate the concepts and theories discussed in class. Students will acquire an understanding of the political processes in which health policies are considered, and gain practical experience executing political strategies in the context of health policy campaigns.