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2017-2018 Catalog and Handbook 
2017-2018 Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HCA 300 - Urban Health Services and Institutions (4 Credits)

Prerequisite: None
This course will use New York City as the context within which to examine a variety of urban health services and institutions, reviewing their historical development, financing mechanisms and regulatory and legislative oversight. Service provision in private and public institutions will be compared and contrasted, and the impact of services examined within a wide range of health contexts, including HIV/AIDS services, mental health, disabilities services, reproductive services, elder care, child health, and more. The course will also analyze how class, race/ethnicity, gender and sexuality affect provision of and access to services. Policies that influence the delivery of services and the functioning of institutions, such as the development of managed care, will be critically analyzed.