University of Wisconsin–Madison

940 L&CP: From Patient to Policy: Models of System Level Advocacy - §017, Spring 2013

Categories: Health Law Consumer Law

Instructor(s) Gaines, Martha (Meg), Davis, Sarah

This seminar is designed to build on the patient advocacy clinical experience by (1) deepening understanding of the systemic causes of problems consumers experience with health and health care in the U.S. and remedial opportunities; (2) examining key elements of, and challenges/opportunities in, the advocacy field; (3) strengthening identity and capacity as an advocate – with particular emphasis on system-level strategies. The course: introduces theories of change, themes, roles, and strategies of system level advocacy; highlights the opportunities and limitations of patients in the policy domain, explores the role of advocacy groups, and critically examines advocacy in the legislative, regulatory, community, and organizational arenas.

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