Fellowship

2020 Curriculum

2020 Curriculum Topics and Schedule

Session date/timeSessionFocusTopics
Thursday, January 30th
8:45 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Session 1Introduction to health policy and the Affordable Care Act; welcome dinnerThe history of health insurance and the Affordable Care Act; health care costs; health insurance coverage in Michigan.
Friday, February 7th
8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Session 2Overview of Effective Advocacy and Value Based Insurance DesignOverview of what makes for effective advocacy and the use of value based insurance design to translate research into policy.
Friday, February 21st
8:45 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Session 3Orientation to Research and Policymaking and Lessons in Effective Advocacy Orientation to the opportunities and constraints affecting fellows in the research and policymaking disciplines, and overview and case studies of effective advocacy.
Friday, February 28th
8:45 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Session 4Hospital and Health Systems Operations: Academic Medical Center and Veterans Affairs Health System; Social Determinants of HealthDescription and first-hand view of academic and government health systems and a didactic session on provider challenges working in both academic and community medicine.
Friday, March 6th
8:45 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Session 5Funding Health: Medicaid, Private Insurance and Other Funding StrategiesMedicaid in Michigan, provider and health plan efforts to maximize quality and minimize cost, opportunities and challenges of philanthropy and grant funding.
Friday, March 20th
8:45 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Session 6How to Engage the MediaWriting and effective op-ed, working with the media, media panel.
Tuesday, March 24th
8:45 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Session 7Lansing Day: Working with the StateMeet with key state legislators and organizations, visit the Michigan House floor and attend a hearing of the House Health Policy Committee.
Tuesday, April 14th -
Thursday, April 16th
Session 8Washington D.C. Trip: Federal Health PolicyMeetings with key congressional staff, introduction to lobbying, advocacy organizations and national media experts, visit to House chamber.
Friday, May 1st
8:45 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Session 9Detroit Day: The Impact of Social Determinants of HealthA trip to Detroit profiling major projects of local foundations and the communities impacted, a visit to the Detroit Health Department.
Friday, May 8th
8:45 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Session 10Statewide policy issues and initiativesSmall and large business perspectives; cutting-edge clinical issues
Friday, May 15th
8:45 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Final Session and GraduationInternational healthcare; Final presentationsInternational healthcare, final presentations and award ceremony.