• Length:
    2 Weeks
  • Effort:
    5–10 hours per week
  • Price:

    FREE
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  • Level:
    Intermediate
  • Language:
    English
  • Video Transcript:
    English

Prerequisites

  • Bachelor’s degree or
  • Minimum 5 years work experience in a healthcare related field
  • Basic understanding of economics and finance

About this course

This course is part of the Certified Lifestyle Medicine Executive MicroMasters program which consists of 9 courses and a capstone exam. After completing the program, you can also apply to Doane University to complete your MBA online for approximately $10,500 (learn more about the program here).
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Leaders require a knowledge of health policy and tools of strategic advocacy to influence and lead change. This course equips executives with the necessary skills and advocacy knowledge to navigate health policy change within the healthcare setting.

This course will focus on understanding how health policy is developed, adopted, and implemented. Factors that influence and shape the process will be explored.

This course is part of the Certified Lifestyle Medicine Executive MicroMasters program. For an introduction to lifestyle medicine, see the Lifestyle Medicine Competencies Professional Certificate program.

What you'll learn

  • How to use various methods for advocating in healthcare systems.
  • Identify culturally competent strategies for advocating in diverse populations.
  • Apply evidence based methods to promote advocacy within a targeted group or population.
  • Develop a health policy change that promotes quality, advocacy and system change.

Meet your instructors

Alice Kindschuh
DNP, APRN-CNS, CNE
Doane University

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