May 31, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

HSDA 4190 - Policy, Planning Older Adults

Introduces students to and provides an understanding of the factors influencing public policy development and key legislation that impacts older adults’ economic and health status. The students will become familiar with public policy frameworks, needs assessment tools, and evidence-based policy development. Students will study the impact of media, advocacy, and effective utilization of coalitions on changing public policy. The students will be challenged to think strategically and to understand the key elements of a direct action advocacy campaign. Students will understand the future public policy challenges to develop and address a rapidly growing and changing older adult population.

Prerequisite: HSDA 2100 with a grade of C or higher