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Spring 2013 - 62865 - PA388K - Advanced Topics in Public Policy

Non-profit Health Policy

Instructor(s): Warner, David C.
Unique Number: 62865
Day & Time: M 6:00 pm -9:00 pm
Room: SRH 3.216/219
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Course Overview

Topics for these policy seminars have included environmental and natural resources policy, health-service delivery policy, social welfare policy, transportation policy, science and technology policy, international affairs, national security, urban and regional growth policy, and political campaigns.


Section Description

The course will examine the role of non-profit activity in the health sector in financing, providing, and advocating for health services.  It will be necessary also to examine the role of for-profit entities and government programs and subsidies in many of the same areas. Because of the variety of issues there may be several guest lecturers for a portion of classes. The aim of the class will be to expose the participants to a variety of issues relating to nonprofits and health while also enabling each to think critically in organizing an issue of importance to them.

The requirements will include one briefing paper, three individual or group work-ups, and a final paper. Class participation (including work-ups) will be 40%, the briefing paper 20%, and the final paper 40% of the final grade.