The purpose of this course is to provide an extensive and critical overview of issues, responses, and challenges in health services delivery, population health, and health policy in the United States. We will examine efforts made to respond to, organize, deliver, and finance high quality, cost-effective health care to improve the system. The course provides an overview of the socioeconomic, political, and environmental forces influencing the organization, financing, and delivery of personal and public health services. Health services and policy concepts and terminology, including health determinants, access to care, system integration, and policy development are emphasized.