Policy, Governance, and Advocacy Track

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Policy, Governance, and Advocacy Track

This concentration provides students with a comprehensive framework of global health that underscores the sociopolitical, economic, and geographic factors that, in addition to biomedical factors, impact health conditions of various countries and populations throughout the world. It focuses on the global health policies and governance models that are aimed at addressing these challeneges. This concentration prepares interested graduate students to understand and critically evaluate global policy frameworks. Students in this track will analyze key issues and controversies in global health policy and delivery (e.g. priority setting, health systems, primary health care, equity considerations). Substitute courses may be permitted for some coursework that includes tailored research and independent study courses with faculty approval. 

As for previous concentrations, students who complete this track will have the professional skills necessary for working with policy makers in ministries, public health professionals, non-govermental organizations (NGOs) and international organizations (IGOs). Their acquired skills in leadership and advocacy combined with their understanding of policy and governance prepares them to assist private, non-profit and for profit organizations to reach out to different health systems, helping to formulate new global and community health strategies. There is no comparable track in South Florida that provides this training currently. 

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