330.600.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 2nd Term | 3 Credit(s)
W 3:30:00 PM
  • Contact Information
  • Course Learning Objectives
    Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to: • Discuss the implications of the 2008 federal mental health parity act and the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on mental health services. • Analyze key mental health services stakeholders and their role in shaping policy and practice. • Discuss the interrelation of policy, health regulations, statutes, rules, and other health oversight entities in ensuring integrity and quality of care. • Identify the key components of national, state, county, municipal, and agency- based provider systems. • Acquire working knowledge of the funding mechanisms for mental health services.
  • Course Description

    Acquaints students with government structures and agencies and their role in financing, regulation, and delivery of mental health services. Examines the alignment of research with current policy priorities and the strategies that help promote the effective translation of research into clinical practice. Highlights numerous case examples of current national policy issues. Students choose a topic of interest and develop a class presentation or written report formatted as a policy brief or White Paper. Students are encouraged to select an area of research and propose a strategy for influencing policy development that would support the successful translation of that research area into service delivery.

  • Intended Audience

    MHS, MPH, DrPH and PhD students in the Department of Mental Health, Health Policy and Management and Health Behavior and Society.

  • Methods of Assessment

    Grading Policy: • 50% attendance/level of participation in class discussion • 50% successful completion of project.

    Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

  • Academic Ethics Code

    The code, discussed in the Policy and Procedure Memorandum for Students, March 31, 2002, will be adhered to in this class:

    Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.

  • Disability Support Services

    If you are a student with a documented disability who requires an academic accommodation, please contact Betty H. Addison in the Office of Student Life Services:, 410-955-3034, or 2017 E. Monument Street.