HLTH 316

Influencing Health through Health Systems and Policy

Public Health College of Life Sciences

Course Description

Overview of the roles and responsibilities of public health government, non-government agencies, private organizations, health services, and health systems in promoting health, and how to collaborate with partners to accomplish public health objectives. Overview of the influence of policies, laws, regulations, and legislation on both individual and population health.

When Taught

Fall and Winter

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Other Prerequisites

HLTH 100 or HLTH 210 may be taken prior to or concurrently with HLTH 312 and HLTH 316.

Recommended

Hlth 314, Hlth 315

Title

Policies, systems, and health services

Learning Outcome

Describe how policies, systems, and health services affect the populations in a community

Title

Stakeholders

Learning Outcome

Compare and contrast the structures, functions, and aims of various stakeholders involved in the design and implementation of policy and system responses to public health problems.

Title

Key terms, conceptual frameworks, and theories

Learning Outcome

Describe and apply key terms, conceptual frameworks, and theories that relate to ways in which policies and systems are used to respond to public health problems.

Title

Influencing policy and systems change

Learning Outcome

Use various processes and methods to strategically influence policy (including regulatory, legislative, and organizational) and systems change.

Title

Communication

Learning Outcome

Effectively communicate relevant policy information to key stakeholders.

Title

Multiple perspectives

Learning Outcome

Challenge their own and others' pre-conceived ideas and assumptions to appreciate multiple perspectives regarding critical public health policy and systems debates.

Title

Scientific literature

Learning Outcome

Make evidence-based policy recommendations to decision-makers by drawing upon an analysis of policy options in the scientific literature.