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MMPA 6840 Health Policy & Management: Welcome & Course Readings

Welcome to your course guide

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.

MMPA 6840 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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Catlin, A., Cowan, C., Heffler, S., & Washington, B. (2007). National health spending in 2005: The slowdown continues. Health Affairs, 26(1), 142–153.

Galer-Unti, R. A., Tappe, M. K., & Lachenmayr, S. (2004). Advocacy 101: Getting started in health education advocacy. Health Promotion Practice, 5(3) 280–288.

Institute of Medicine. (2001). Aligning payment policies with quality improvement. In Crossing the quality chasm (chap. 8, pp. 181–206). Washington, DC: National Academy of Sciences.

Institute of Medicine. (2003). The healthcare environment and its relation to disparities. In Unequal treatment: Confronting racial and ethnic disparities in health care (chap. 2, pp. 80–124). Washington, DC: National Academy of Sciences.

Leischow, S., & Milstein, B. (2006). Systems thinking and modeling for public health practice. American Journal of Public Health, 96(3), 403–405.

Levi, J., Juliano, C., & Richardson, M. (2007). Financing public health: Diminished funding for core needs and state-by-state variation in support. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 13(2), 97–102.

Mays, G., Beitsch, L., Corso, L., Chang, C., & Brewer, R. (2007). States gathering momentum: Promising strategies for accreditation and assessment activities in the multistate learning collaborative applicant states. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 13(4), 364–373.

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.

Reinhart, U. E. (2006). The pricing of U.S. hospital services: Chaos behind a veil of secrecy. Health Affairs, 25(1), 57–69.

Scutchfield, Mays & Lurie. (2009) Applying Health Services Research to Public Health Practice: An Emerging Priority. Health Services Research, 44(5). 

Sensining, A. (2007). Refining estimates of public health spending as measured in national health expenditure accounts: The United States experience. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 13(2), 103–114.

Shi, L., & Singh, D. A. (2004). Impatient facilities and services. In Delivering health care in America: A systems approach (3rd ed., chap. 8, pp. 281–321). Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett. (PDF located in Resources for this week)

Shields, K. M., & Pruski, C. E. (2005). MAPP in action in San Antonio, Texas. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 11(5), 407–414.

Trochim, W., Cabrera, D., Milstein, B., Gallagher, R., & Leischow, S. (2006). Practical challenges of systems thinking and modeling in public health. American Journal of Public Health, 96(3), 538–546.


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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