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HLTH 8425 Health Policy: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

HLTH 8425 Required Course Readings


The links are for required readings found in the Walden databases ONLY. For all other readings, see your course resources.

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Altmann, T., & Collins. S. (2007). Oregon's Death with Dignity Act (ORS 127.800-897): A health policy analysis. Journal of Nursing Law, 11(1), 43–52.

Badey, T. (2006). U.S. counter-terrorism: Change in approach, continuity in policy. Contemporary Security Policy, 27(2), 308–324. doi:10.1080=13523260600821491

Barnes, M., Hanson, C., Novilla, L., Meacham, A., McIntyre, E., & Erickson, B. (2008). Analysis of media agenda setting during and after Hurricane Katrina: Implications for emergency preparedness, disaster response, and disaster policy. American Journal of Public Health, 98(4), 604–610. 

Blendon, R., Buhr, T., Sussman, T., & Benson, J. (2008). Massachusetts health reform: A public perspective from debate through implementation. Health Affairs, 27(6), w556–w565.

Brodie, M., Altman, D., Deane, C., Buscho, S., & Hamel, E. (2010). Liking the pieces, not the package: Contradictions in public opinion during health reform. Health Affairs, 29(6), 1125–1130. 

Casalino, L., Elster, A., Eisenberg, A., Lewis, E., Montgomery, J., & Ramos, D. (2007). Will pay-for-performance and quality reporting affect health care disparities? Health Affairs, 26(3), w405–w414.

Cutler, D. (2010). How health care reform must bend the cost curve. Health Affairs, 29(6), 1131–1135.

Foxell. Jr, J. W., & McCreight, R. E. (2002). U.S. disaster recovery readiness for a biological terrorist incident: Part III. American Foreign Policy Interests, 24(3), 263–274. doi:10.1080/10803920290032461 

Galvin, R. (2006). Pay-for-performance: Too much of a good thing? A conversation with Martin Roland. Health Affairs, 25, w412–w419.

Hacker, J. (2008). Putting politics first. Health Affairs, 27(3), 718–723.

Harrison, B. (2003). A historical survey of national health movements and public opinion in the United States. JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association, 289(9), 1163–1164.

Iglehart, J. (2009). Reform and the health care workforce—Current capacity, future demand. The New England Journal of Medicine, 361(19), e38. 

Lillquist, P. P. (2001). Breast cancer policy as a paradigm for other health prevention issues: Analysis of the Breast and Cervical Cancer Mortality Prevention Act of 1990. Journal of Health & Social Policy, 12(3), 17–32.

McGoldrick, D. E., & Boonn, A. V. (2010). Public policy to maximize tobacco cessation. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 38(3), S327–S332. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2009.11.017

Mitka, M. (2010). Medicare head Donald M. Berwick, MD, takes on mission of health system reform. JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association, 304(20), 2227–2228. doi:10.1001/jama.2010.1662

Nalli, G. A., Scanlon, D. P., & Libby, D. (2007). Developing a performance-based incentive program for hospitals: A case study from Maine. Health Affairs, 26(3), 817–824.

Newhouse, J. P. (2010). Assessing health reform’s impact on four key groups of Americans. Health Affairs, 29(9), 1714–1724.

Oberlander, J. (2007). Through the looking glass: The politics of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act. Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, 32(2), 187–219.

Orszag, P., & Ellis, P. (2007). The challenge of rising health care costs: A view from the Congressional Budget Office. The New England Journal of Medicine, 357(18), 1793–1795.

Orszag, P., & Emanuel, E. (2010). Health care reform and cost control. The New England Journal of Medicine, 363(7), 601–603.

Pierce, J., Pittard, A., West, T., & Richardson, J. (2007). Medical response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita: Local public health preparedness in action. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 13(5) 441–446.

Turner, S., O’Connor, P., & Rademacher, E. (2009). Inform, influence, evaluate: The power of state public opinion polls. Health Affairs, 28(1), 273–276

Wisotzky, M., Albuquerque, M., Pechacek, T., & Park, B. (2004). The National Tobacco Control Program: Focusing on policy to broaden impact. Public Health Reports, 119(3), 303–310.

Young, G. J., & Conrad, D. A. (2007). Practical issues in the design and implementation of pay-for-quality programs. Journal of Healthcare Management, 52(1), 10–18.

Zelman, W., & Brown, L. (1998). Looking back on health care reform: “No easy choices." Health Affairs, 17(6), 61–68.

Other Readings

Optional or supplemental readings may or may not be available in the library. Find further information about optional readings here.

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