MPH 611 - Introduction to Public Health and Health Promotion (3)
This course is a comprehensive analysis of the healthcare delivery system. Components studies include: local, state, and federal direct care regulatory agencies; nonprofit organizations promoting health and/or providing services; health planning and coordinating bodies at various levels; accrediting agencies for healthcare facilities; and organizations representing healthcare consumers. Formal, informal, financial, and political relationships between and among these components are highlighted. Regional patterns of healthcare delivery as well as trends, problems, and potential solutions are examined. Consideration of differences between the U.S. system and the systems in other regions of the world are also discussed.