The class will introduce students to the basics of public health program administration including planning, evaluation, and management. Through lectures, guest seminars, site visits and research, students will build and understanding of different types of agencies and organizations involved in public health administration and their roles and responsibilities. They will learn the steps of development, implementation, and evaluation of a public health program at a local or state agency. Students will also study basics of the management of public health agencies, including staff management, budgeting, stakeholder engagement, conflict resolution, and risk communication. Students will be required to apply concepts learned in class to a real life public health problems.
Public Health Major, or Minor, or Senior Status.