Build your foundation in international health policy in 6 weeks.

The enormity of the COVID-19 pandemic underlines the ways in which health policy must sometimes lead, and always inform, the activities of governments, international agencies, the private sector, and public-private partnerships.

Build a foundation in international health policy in 6 weeks and develop your knowledge of:

  • the drivers of healthcare costs;
  • the actors who set the global health agenda;
  • the ways nations allocate resources and structure their markets for health care;
  • and the structure, collection, use, and regulation of healthcare data for treatment, research, and policy.

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Subject: Health policy, health administration, international health

Level: Beginner, immediate

Duration: 6 weeks, 3-5 hours per week

Dates: October 4 – November 12, 2021

Cost: $2,500


  • Synchronous lectures conducted via Zoom
  • Faculty lectures joined by executive practitioners
  • Asynchronous reading materials to prepare before the lectures
  • Live support: ask questions in office hours and discussion boards
  • Exclusive opportunity for internship after the program
  • No experience required

Who Will Benefit

This program is a fit if you are:

  • Interested in health policy, healthcare, international health policy, public policy
  • Seeking advice from and connections with a global network of researchers and executive practitioners
  • Exploring a graduate degree or professional path in the field of international health or public policy

What You Will Learn

The program addresses the following topics:

  • International Health Policy and Governance
  • COVID-19, Pandemics, and Responses
  • Healthcare Costs (Drugs, Technology, Services) and Performance Measurement
  • Paying for Healthcare, Insurance, and other Payors
  • Health Information Privacy and Regulation
  • Health Data, Research, Evidence, and Policy
  • Cost Effectiveness Analysis (Experiential Learning)

Program Details

Questions? Meet our team and contact us directly.

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Claire Brindley

My driving motivation has been to improve access to quality health care, especially for vulnerable populations. The health policy contingent at Harris has provided me with a supportive community from diverse backgrounds, all centered on improving health care outcomes. I know it will be a hub I will draw on and contribute to throughout my career.

Claire Brindley, MPP'22