Fundamentals of Health Policy

This one-day course will introduce the key public policy options in health system design and the choices taken in New Zealand, in international context. The course will examine the role of government, performance of the New Zealand health system and potential for improvement. The course draws strongly on health economics and public policy concepts from an insider perspective.

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Description

CNA Endorsement logoThis one-day course will introduce the key public policy options in health system design and the choices taken in New Zealand, in international context. The course will examine the role of government, performance of the New Zealand health system and potential for improvement. The course draws strongly on health economics and public policy concepts from an insider perspective.

Who should attend:

The course benefits those working in the health sector who want to gain context for their work and people who interact with health agencies who want to understand how the system has been designed. This could include professionals working in other areas of the public sector or from outside of government including NGOs, lawyers, consultants and private sector. The course will interest professionals in the justice, education, information technology and insurance sectors.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand policy options in health system design in international context
  • Understand the current and past health policy settings in New Zealand
  • Understand performance of the New Zealand health system
  • Gain insight into how the New Zealand health system might be improved

Course outline:

Performance of the New Zealand health system

  • outcomes / burden of disease
  • distribution / equity / service variation
  • current pressures

Policy options in health system design & New Zealand policy settings

  • objectives of health systems
  • revenue raising
  • allocation
  • ownership
  • regulation

The building blocks of a health system

  • leadership and governance
  • investment & funding
  • infrastructure
  • workforce
  • information
  • medicines and technology

Future directions

Course format:

The course will be run as a seminar with full opportunity for engagement by all participants. There will be guest speakers and experiential learning opportunities.

Professional Development endorsement:

This course is endorsed by College of Nurses Aotearoa (NZ) Inc. for 8 hours of professional development.

Presenters:

Todd Krieble and Sarah Hogan

Further details:
If you would like more information about this programme, please contact us on:
Ph: 64 4 463 6556 Email: profdev@vuw.ac.nz

Customised workshops:
Victoria Professional and Executive Development are able to customise many of our workshops to meet specific individual or organisational requirements. Please contact us for further information.

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