Description: An elective course in the online DH concurrent enrollment program designed to introduce the dental hygiene student to healthcare systems and delivery of healthcare in the United States. Specific concepts addressed include: Private/Public Insurance, Medicaid, Medicare & Veterans Administration systems, Legislative Efforts, Funding, Single-Payer models, Workforce and Healthcare delivery issues and future efforts to improve the U.S. healthcare system. A comparative analysis of the U.S. healthcare system versus healthcare in other industrialized nations will be performed. Students will attend a community health advocacy event and report on this activity. Additionally, students will investigate oral healthcare delivery and evaluate both existing and proposed efforts to reduce the burden of oral disease in the U.S. Letter grade only.
Sections offered: Summer 2021