NR524: Health Policy, Advocacy and Economics in Healthcare

Week 01 Discussion: Organizations Influencing Health Policy
Read over the list of Key Organizations on the NICHSR website.
Using the website above, select an organization from each of the three categories:

Federal Agencies,
Association and Organizations,
International Organizations, Associations

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that has a role in influencing health policy. For each of your three chosen sites, describe the organization’s chief purpose and give one example of a policy it has influenced. (Hint: visit the organization’s website.)
HSRIC. (n.d.). Key organizations. NIH, National Library of Medicine.
Week 1: Required Readings

Bodenheimer & Grumbach,

Chapter 1
Chapter 2

Blumenthal, D. (2006, July, 6). Employer-sponsored health insurance in the United States — origins and implications. The New England Journal of Medicine, 355(1). (Library Link)
Familiarize yourself with:
     HSRIC. (n.d.). the National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology(NICHSR). NIH, National Library of Medicine.

Study these key timelines in Health Care:

Healthcare-Now! (n.d.). History of Single-Payer Legislation.
(review timeline chart)
Institute of Healthcare Improvement. (n.d.). History of the IHI.
     (review timeline chart at bottom of article)

Week 02 Discussion: Value-based Healthcare
Consider the information from your readings and videos about incentives for improving quality while lowering healthcare costs. What are the potential benefits and risks of a value-based system? Consider this discussion with regard to patient care, provider incentives, and the overall financial impact of our healthcare system. Give at least one example of how a patient may be helped or harmed under a value-based system.
Week 2: Required Readings

Bodenheimer & Grumbach,

Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6

MLN. (2017, Sept.). Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (PDF).Medicare Learning Network.
Diabetes and Value-Based Care – Second Opinion (video).Films on Demand. (Library Link)

(watch Segments 5,6,7,8 within the video. Video is 30 min, 4 segments are 3 min each)
CMS. (2020, July). Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs): General Information (video 6 min). CMS.GOV.

Week 03 Discussion: Evidence-Based Healthcare
Select two of the High-Burden Health Conditions targeted by the CDC in the 6/18 Initiative, and discuss the Evidence-Based Interventions for each. For one of the interventions, identify at least two stakeholders you would partner with to implement the strategy in your community.
Reference: (October 4, 2018). CDC’s 6/18 Initiative. CDC
Week 3: Required Readings

Bodenheimer & Grumbach,

Chapter 3

IHI. (2019, Feb.). Triple Aim Model (video 3 min). Institute for Healthcare Improvement -IHI.
Population Health Training “What is Population Health”. CDC
What is Population Health? AJPH. (Library Link) (October 4, 2018). CDC’s 6/18 Initiative. CDC
Medicaid and Public Health Partnership Learning Series. (n.d.) Public Health and Population Health 101. ASTHOS.


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