Healthcare Policy for Health Professionals

Execution of this Quality Enhancement Plan, Healthcare Policy for Health Professionals (HP2), is under the interim leadership of co-directors Sandy McKay, MD, FAAP, and Angela Gomez, EdD, MBA, MS, who also serves as the assessment director of HP2. The leadership team also includes faculty of the Campus-Wide Humanities & Ethics Program representing UTHealth’s six schools:

Cizik School of Nursing: Francine Snow, DrPH, MSN, RN-BC;
McGovern Medical School: Sandra McKay, MD;
MD Anderson-UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences: Shane Cunha, PhD;
School of Biomedical Informatics: Susan Fenton, PhD, RHIA, FAHIMA;
School of Dentistry: Deborah Franklin, DDS, MA; and the
School of Public Health: Stephen Linder, PhD.

Broadly, HP2 will:

  • Provide the CWHEP faculty and others engaged in this topic with the necessary tools and training to successfully implement this QEP;
  • Identify, develop, and obtain the appropriate assessment tools necessary for evaluating our existing curricula and measuring and assessing the learning outcomes for our proposed planned activities;
  • Strengthen our current health policy curricula as well as our assessment of existing courses;
  • Ensure that all students have a fundamental understanding of how policy is made at the local, state, and federal levels;
  • Provide students will an opportunity to design and evaluate health policies;
  • Plan and assess school-specific Health Policy Forums; and
  • Expand and assess our advocacy curriculum.

For information about HP2, please contact Sandy McKay and Angela Gomez.

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