Today, as health systems grow more and more complex, health consumers — individually and collectively — increasingly turn to adept advocates to help them navigate medical, legal, employment, financial and psychosocial issues, and improve the systems and instruments that support health care access and quality.
A guiding principle of this certificate program from the Center for Patient Partnerships is that consumer perspectives must be included in any health care performance improvement initiative. The Consumer Health Advocacy Certificate will provide students with:
- key knowledge of health consumer perspectives
- advanced health advocacy competencies
- tools to strategically advance health care reform efforts through inter-professional collaboration, policy initiatives, and systemic interventions.
The certificate is available to students in the Schools of Pharmacy, Medicine & Public Health, Nursing, and Law.