About The Course
Welcome Message

Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for FINANCING AND DELIVERY OF HEALTH SERVICES FOR VULNERABLE POPULATIONS (308.665.01), a course offered by the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Course Description

Provides an overview of public policy issues associated with the organization, financing, and delivery of health services to vulnerable populations and the safety net providers that serve them. Addresses the impact of competitive market forces, financing, organizational subsidies, population factors, and federal, state, and local policies regarding health services. Analyzes (1) public funding programs for vulnerable populations, (2) the relationship between low income populations and policies of managed care organizations, (3) the interdependent roles and effects of federal, state, and local policies on health services for vulnerable populations, and (4) strategies to integrate public and private funding streams to ensure financial viability and survival of safety net providers.

Course Learning Objectives

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Assess a State and community’s system(s) for organizing and delivering health services for low-income, vulnerable populations, including the role of safety net providers
  • Analyze existing and proposed Federal and State policies, including legislation and regulations, related to providing access to health care for vulnerable populations
  • Review and identify the content and features of the nation’s significant financing systems which support health services for low-income, vulnerable populations, including Medicaid and Medicare, as well as other Federal, state and private sources
  • Formulate a health care practitioner’s strategy and approach to delivering high quality, financially supportable services for populations in need

Course Time

Wed   8:30 AM to 10:20 AM

Course Faculty
Intended Audience

Hp MHS departmental students, HPM doctoral students, Certificate students, MPH students

Grading Policy & Grading Restrictions

Grading Policy: Student evaluation based on class participation, a midterm, and a final paper.

Grading Restrictions: Letter grade