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HAP 746: Health Policy Leadership

Dates: 4–8 June, 2017 (Online during summer) 

The syllabus is available upon request.

Health Policymaking: Structure and Process

  • The Policymaking Process: An Overview
  • Problems and Agendas: Why Only Some Problems Get Our Attention
  • The Health Care Infrastructure: Is It Up to the Task of Governing?
  • Policy Formulation: How a Bill Becomes a Law
  • Policy Implementation, or the Nuts and Bolts of Health Policymaking

Health Policymaking: The Role of Government

  • Who is Involved?
  • The Role of the Executive Branch
  • Federal Departments and Agencies
  • The Legislative Branch
  • Competing Priorities in the Federal Budget
  • Orientation to Capitol Hill: Who's Who in Congressional Offices—And What Can They Do for You?
  • Communication Skills for Political Success

Health Policymaking: Influencing Government

  • The Influence of Special Interest Groups and Political Action Committees in Health Care
  • The Role and Influence of Lobbyists
  • The Influence of Money and the Media
  • The Influence of Coalitions
  • The Influence of Professional Associations
  • Ethics and Health Policymaking
  • The Role and Influence of Policy Think Tanks

Request Enrollment

If you are not an enrolled student at George Mason, you may still request admission into HAP 746. Please print the enrollment form below and fax to 703-993-1622.  You will be notified of your admission to George Mason University within five (5) business days of receipt. Upon admission to the University, you will be able to pay the tuition cost of the course

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