Guide to U.S. Health and Health Care Policy

Editor: Oliver, Thomas R.
Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: CQ Press

Single-User Purchase Price: $231.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $346.50
ISBN: 978-1-45-227073-9
Category: Social Sciences - Political science
Image Count: 76
Book Status: Available
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Guide to U.S. Health and Health Care Policy provides the analytical connections showing students how issues and actions are translated into public policies and institutions for resolving or managing healthcare issues and crises, such as the recent attempt to reform the national healthcare system.

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Table of Contents

  • List of Illustrations
  • About the Editor
  • Contributors
  • Introduction: Beyond the Stable State—New Challenges and Directions for U.S. Health Policy
  • Part I Evolution of American Health Care Policy (Beginnings to Today)
  • Chapter 1. Origins and Development of Government's Role in Health Policy (Colonial Era to Present)
  • Chapter 2. The Long Struggle for Universal Health Care (1900s–Present)
  • Part II Government Organizations That Develop, Fund, and Administer Health Policy (1789–Today)
  • Chapter 3. The Department of Health and Human Services: Responsibilities and Policies (1953–Present)
  • Chapter 4. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Anticipatory Action in the Face of Uncertainty (1946–Present)
  • Chapter 5. The Food and Drug Administration (1962–Present)
  • Chapter 6. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (1965–Present)
  • Chapter 7. The Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs: Responsibilities and Policies (1947–Present)
  • Chapter 8. The United States Supreme Court and the Department of Justice (1789–Present)
  • Chapter 9. Budgeting and Health Care Policy (1970s–Present)
  • Chapter 10. Federalism: Cooperation and Conflict Between State and Federal Health Care Responsibilities (1960s–Present)
  • Part III Contemporary Health Policy Issues: Goals and Initiatives (1920s–Today)
  • Chapter 11. Evolution of Health Planning (1920s–1970s)
  • Chapter 12. Evolution of Health Planning (1970s–Present)
  • Chapter 13. Government Financing of Health Care (1940s–Present)
  • Chapter 14. Biomedical Research Policy and Innovation (1940s–Present)
  • Chapter 15. Building an Effective and Sustainable Health Care Workforce (1960s–Present)
  • Chapter 16. Promoting Health Care Quality and Safety (1960s–Present)
  • Chapter 17. Strategies for Health Care Cost Containment (1980s–Present)
  • Chapter 18. Health and Health Care Policy: Ethical Perspectives (1970s–Present)
  • Part VI Contemporary Health Policy Issues: People and Policies (1960s–Today)
  • Chapter 19. Children's Health and Health Care Policy (1960s–Present)
  • Chapter 20. Women's Issues and American Health Care Policy (1960s–Present)
  • Chapter 21. Minorities, Immigrants, and Health Care Policy: Disparities and Solutions (1960s–Present)
  • Chapter 22. Aging and Health Care Policy (1990s–Present)
  • Chapter 23. Fifty Years of Progress in Disease and Injury Prevention (1950s–Present)
  • Chapter 24. Mental Health and Social Policy (1960s–Present)
  • Chapter 25. Nutrition, Physical Activity, and the Obesity Epidemic: Issues, Policies, and Solutions (1960s–Present)
  • Chapter 26. Interest Groups, Think Tanks, and Health Care Policy (1960s–Present)
  • Part V U.S. Response to Global Health Challenges (1980s–Today)
  • Chapter 27. Continuing Challenges of Infectious Disease (1980s–Present)
  • Chapter 28. Emergency Preparedness: Bioterrorism, Armed Conflict, Natural Disasters, and Other Public Health Threats (2000s–Present)
  • Chapter 29. Twenty-First-Century Challenges to Health and Health Care: Noncommunicable Diseases, Environmental Threats, and Human Rights (2000s–Present)
  • Chapter 30. The Governance of Population Health: Reflections on the Analytical Approaches of Contributors to the Guide
  • Appendix A: Selected Federal Health and Health Care Agencies and Offices
  • Appendix B: Bibliography