SW 817 Health and Mental Health Policy (Spring: 3)
SW 934 or SW 944 or permission
Required for Health and Mental Health Field-of-Practice Concentration; elective
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.
Last Updated: 16-JAN-13