Health Policy in Transition: Challenges for China
Critical introduction to the dynamics and challenges of health care policy in China, from the early twentieth century to the present, with a particular focus on the reform period. Topics to be discussed: health care and economic development, state responsibility and welfare systems, privatization, and disparities in access to health services; history of state policy on regional health planning, community health services, rural health provisions in poverty areas, and the developments in public health infrastructure urban and rural settings. Instructor consent required. Course taught in China as part of the Global Study Abroad Program. Instructor Guo and Litzinger. One Course.