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Your coursework in the online DHA in Health Policy and Advocacy covers global perspectives of health policy and advocacy, with a focus on evidence-based strategies for promoting positive community-oriented health outcomes and influencing change.
You’ll get dedicated support early in your program, so you can be confident in the steps to completing your degree.
For the culminating project of your doctoral degree, you’ll be paired with a knowledgeable mentor to help you along the way.
Work with a faculty member who can help you examine key support elements and identify potential project sites for your capstone topic.
Health Policy in the United States
In this course, learners evaluate the impact of and connection between U.S. health policy and services delivered from a results-based, community impact perspective. Learners examine innovations in and challenges and opportunities associated with U.S. health policy development and implementation, including those related to assessing community needs; building coalitions; and measuring the success of evidence-based, health care policy solutions. Learners also study ethics and social accountability relative to domestic health policy.
|6 quarter credits|
Global Health Policy
In this course, learners evaluate global health policy from a results-based, sociopolitical perspective. Learners examine innovations in and challenges and opportunities associated with global health policy development and implementation, the importance of global industry models in global health policy, and the strategic communication skills needed to influence global health care policy change. Learners also study ethics and social accountability relative to global health policy.
|6 quarter credits|
Health Care Policy Processes
In this course, learners investigate the impacts of health care policy and legislation on the availability of, access to, and cost of U.S. health care. Learners examine the implications and consequences of specific health care legislation; analyze the values and assumptions underlying changing priorities in health planning and resource allocation; evaluate the combined effects of social, economic, ethical, legal, and political forces on health care; and assess ways of addressing current gaps in health care policy.
|6 quarter credits|
Health Data Analytics in Quality
In this course, learners become familiar with regulatory and policy forces in health care that result in the demand for improved quality and clinical outcomes. Learners examine a variety of technical specifications, statistical procedures, and data sources to drive improvement. In addition, learners create and present quality dashboards to identify opportunities for improvement that drive change in a systematic, strategic way.
|6 quarter credits|
Learn what interprofessional education is and why it's important in the health care field.
Is a PhD in Health Care Administration or a Doctor of Health Administration a better fit for your career?
Your education can help you reach your goals, professionally and personally. Here are some of the jobs and employment settings to consider with a Doctor of Health Administration, Health Policy and Advocacy degree.
*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.
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