308.665.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 4th Term | 2 Credit(s)
W 8:30:00 AM
  • Contact Information
  • 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 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.

  • Intended Audience

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

  • Methods of Assessment

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

    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.