What you'll learn

  • Discuss the history that led to the current system of health care in the US
  • Define key aspects of the Affordable Care Act

Course description

This HMS CME Online course is 1 of 5 course modules in the Health Care Disparities: An introduction program, which is targeted to physicians (both primary care and specialists) and other care providers who need to be aware of these disparities and understand how they may impact the health of individual patients as well as the health of societies. Another target audience is researchers and policy-makers who need to be aware of the social determinants of health and health care and methodologies for studying and addressing these issues.

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Course outline

  • Health Care Access and Delivery in the US is organized as follows:

    Brief History of the Modern US Health Care System
    Affordable Care Act

Associated Schools

  • Harvard Medical School

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