Title: Training Course on Health Policy Training »

Training Course on Health Policy Training in Nairobi and Mombasa; Kenya

This course is designed for health science delegates—medical, nursing, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, pharmacy, social work, public health, and others—who will benefit from understanding the complex environment in which they will work. It is a tool that helps delegates to understand the health care system so that they can better work in the system and change what needs to be changed.

This course is the most trusted and comprehensive guide to healthcare, as it provides everything students and professionals need to build a solid foundation on the field’s most critical issues.


5 days

Course Objectives

On completion of this course you should be able to:

i.             Gain a wide knowledge of structure, organization, and financing of the health care system.

ii.           Discuss the key principles, descriptions, and concrete examples included to make important issues interesting and understandable.

iii.          Illustrate difficult concepts and demonstrate how they could be applied to real-world situations.

iv.          Answer a comprehensive list of review questions reinforce what you have learned

v.            Discuss Short descriptions of patients, physicians, and other caregivers interacting with the health care system are based on past experiences.

vi.          Understand how the healthcare system works and how you can succeed in it.

vii.        Develop a clearer, more systematic way of thinking about health care in the United States, its problems, and the alternatives for managing and solving these problems.

Course Outline

Module I: Introduction: The paradox of excess and deprivation

a.    Excess and deprivation

b.    The public's view of the health care system

c.    Understanding the crisis

Module II: Paying for Health Care

a.    Modes of paying for health care

b.    The burden of financing health care

c.    Conclusion

Module III: Access to Health Care

a.    Financial barriers to health care

b.    Nonfinancial barriers to healthcare

c.    The relation between health care and health status

d.   Conclusion

Module IV: Reimbursing Health Care Providers

a.    Units of payment

b.    Methods of physician payment

c.    Methods of hospital payment

d.   Conclusion

Module V: How Health Care is Organized: "Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Care"

a.    Models of organizing care

b.    Forces driving the organization of health care in the united states

c.    Conclusion

Module VI: How Health Care is Organized: "Health Delivery Systems"

a.    The traditional structure of medical care

b.    The seeds of new medical care structures

c.    First-generation health maintenance organizations and vertical integration: The Kaiser-Permanente Medical Care program

d.   Second-Generation Health Maintenance Organizations and “Virtual Integration”: Network Model HMOs, Independent Practice Associations, and Integrated Medical Groups

e.    Comparing Vertically and Virtually Integrated Models

f.     Accountable Care Organizations

g.    From Medical Homes to Medical Neighborhoods

Module VII: The Health Care Workforce and the Education of Health Professionals

a.    Physicians

b.    Physician Assistants

c.     Registered Nurses

d.    Nurse Practitioners

e.    Pharmacists

f.     Social Workers

g.    Supply, Demand, and Need

h.    Women in the Health 

i.     Underrepresented Minorities in the Health Professions

Module VIII: Painful versus Painless Cost Control

a.    Health Care Costs and Health Outcomes

b.    Cost Control Strategies

Module IX: Mechanisms for Controlling Costs

a.    Financing Controls

b.    Reimbursement Controls

Module X: Quality of Health Care

a.    The Components of High-Quality Care

b.    Proposals for Improving Quality

c.    Where Does Malpractice Reform Fit in?

Module XI: What Is Prevention?

a.    The First Epidemiologic Revolution

b.    The Second Epidemiologic Revolution

c.    Individual or Population?

d.   Models of Prevention

e.    Does Prevention Reduce Medical Care Costs?

Module XII: Long-Term Care

a.    Who Pays for Long-Term Care?

b.    Who Provides Long-Term Care?

c.    Improving Long-Term Care

Module XIII: Medical Ethics and Rationing of Health Care

a.    Four Principles of Medical Ethics

b.    Ethical Dilemmas, Old and New

c.    What Is Rationing?

d.   Commodity Scarcity: The Case of Organ Transplants

e.    Fiscal Scarcity and Resource Allocation

f.     The Relationship of Rationing to Cost Control

g.    Rationing by Medical Effectiveness

h.    A Basic Level of Guaranteed Medical Benefits

i.     The Ethics of Health Care Financing

j.     Who Allocates Health Care Resources?


The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

Key Notes

i. The participant must be conversant with English.

ii. Upon completion of training the participant will be issued with an Authorized Training Certificate

iii. Course duration is flexible and the contents can be modified to fit any number of days.

iv. The course fee includes facilitation training materials, 2 coffee breaks, buffet lunch and a Certificate upon successful completion of Training.

v. One-year post-training support Consultation and Coaching provided after the course.

vi. Payment should be done at least a week before commence of the training, to DATASTAT CONSULTANCY LTD account, as indicated in the invoice so as to enable us prepare better for you.

Course Fee: Ksh 90,000, USD 1,100

Course Schedule

Start Date End Date Action
. 03/04/2023 07/04/2023 Register
. 07/08/2023 11/08/2023 Register
. 03/07/2023 07/07/2023 Register
. 05/06/2023 09/06/2023 Register
. 08/05/2023 12/05/2023 Register
. 17/04/2023 21/04/2023 Register
. 22/05/2023 26/05/2023 Register
. 19/06/2023 23/06/2023 Register
. 17/07/2023 21/07/2023 Register
. 21/08/2023 25/08/2023 Register
. 18/09/2023 22/09/2023 Register
. 16/10/2023 20/10/2023 Register
. 20/11/2023 24/11/2023 Register
. 18/12/2023 22/12/2023 Register
. 04/09/2023 08/09/2023 Register
. 04/12/2023 08/12/2023 Register
. 06/11/2023 10/11/2023 Register
. 02/10/2023 06/10/2023 Register