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Key Concepts in Health Policy Part 1: Focusing on Health and Society is a Course

Key Concepts in Health Policy Part 1: Focusing on Health and Society

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Well-constructed public policy is necessary to help promote the health and well-being of the population. However, twenty-first century America is marked by deep and seemingly incommensurable divisions in terms of public policy solutions to our most intractable issues. Health policy challenges are not immune to these deep divisions, as the debate during and since the passage of the Affordable Care Act illustrates. Positions on key public policy issues are driven by a variety of philosophical and social. In this continuing education offering, Dr. Grant R. Martsolf explores conceptual foundations of how we understand health and well-being and the ways in which government and society attempt to support citizens toward achieving a capacious vision of health.

Learning Outcomes

  • Articulate a rich conception of health and human flourishing
  • Describe how the pursuit of health and flourishing is integral to society's pursuit of the common good
  • Discuss the way in which human society is organized in order to pursue the common good and the related role of government in promoting the common good