SW 817 Health and Mental Health Policy (Spring: 3)

Prerequisite: SW 701
Corequisite: SW 934 or SW 944 or permission
Required for Health and Mental Health Field-of-Practice Concentration; elective for others.
An advanced policy course designed to provide students with a knowledge and skill base for analyzing and synthesizing the policy structures that undergird the U.S. health and mental health care system. General health indicators, prevalence of mental health conditions, health disparities, and general definitions and components of health/mental health are examined. The development and organization of health/mental health services and public and private financing of services are discussed. Finally, the contemporary and near future issues and conflicts regarding accessing care, the costs of care, and the quality of care are addressed.
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