Health Services and Policy


Impact Comes Through Policy
Examine the political, economic, and social factors that impact the development and implementation of health care laws and regulations. Learn the role that health care organizations, nonprofits, advocacy groups and government agencies play in creating effective public health strategies at the local, state, and federal levels. Develop analytical skills that can be utilized in multiple capacities throughout the policy-making arena. Learn more about this track now:

Health Services and Policy Courses

Required Courses

Concentration Total: 20 Units

PM 504 Quality in Health Care 4 units
PM 547 Public Health Policy and Politics 4 units
PPD 503 Economics for Public Policy 4 units
PPD 542 Policy and Program Evaluation 4 units

And choose one of these courses:

PM 529 Environmental Health: An Epidemiological Approach 4 units
PM 577 Global Health, Law and Human Rights 4 units

Health Services and Policy Careers

When it comes to the world of Health Services and Policy, there is a great deal of career flexibility. This is in part due to the number of interdisciplinary organizations that collaborate to make laws and regulations, as well as the type of skill required to successfully write them.

Job titles in Health Services and Policy can include:

  • Health Policy Analyst
  • Legislative Associate
  • Manager, Government and Regulatory Affairs
  • Manager, Health Policy & Research
  • Patient Resource Specialist
  • Policy and Advocacy Associate
  • Research Analyst
  • Research Associate

Organizations that employ global health leaders include:

  • State or local public health departments
  • County or city governing bodies
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Hospitals or physician groups
  • Advocacy organizations (i.e. American Cancer Society)
  • Governing bodies
  • Government agencies (i.e. U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)