UCLA is one of the premier institutions in the world to study health policy. In addition to the strength of the Public Policy faculty, the School co-sponsors the influential Center for Health Policy Research, while UCLA boasts one of the nation’s leading Medical Centers, a top School of Public Health, health policy specialists throughout the faculty, and association with RAND and its vast Health Program.
The health sector is the fastest-growing segment of the American economy, presenting challenges for both the public and private sectors. An understanding of how the components of the health care system work together is crucial for policy analysts. The Health Policy concentration gives students an understanding of health institutions and professions and how they work, both individually and together, and addresses many of the current policy issues central to ongoing policy debates: quality assurance, market restructuring, cost containment, health insurance reform, and control of medical technology. The full range of microeconomic and political analysis is applied to the multidimensional problems of the health care sector.
Health Policy courses Offered by Public Policy Faculty:
PUB PLC M269. Health Care Policy and Finance
PUB PLC M267. Medicare Reform
Health Policy Cross-Listed Courses Offered by Faculty in Other Departments:
PUB PLC M215. Health Policy
PUB PLC M266. Health Policy Seminar
PUB PLC M213. Mental Health Policy
PUB PLC M268. Microeconomic Theory of the Health Sector