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Module 5: Healthcare Systems
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After completing this module, students will be able to:

  1. List the major sectors of the US healthcare system
  2. Describe interactions among elements of the healthcare system
  3. Describe how clinical services are funded, including how individuals are covered and how providers are reimbursed
  4. Explain the models of healthcare financing used in the US system
  5. Describe the organization of the public health system at the federal, state, and local levels
  6. Explain relationships between clinical practice and public health


Class Lecture Material

Healthcare Delivery Systems (Video - 42:57 minutes)

Healthcare Delivery Systems Slides (PowerPoint)

Healthcare Delivery Systems Transcript (PDF)


Healthcare Financing (Video - 31:13 minutes)

Healthcare Financing Slides (PowerPoint)

Healthcare Financing Transcript (PDF)


Supplemental Material

Migrant Health (Video – 22:24 minutes)

Healthcare Systems - Discussion Vignette (PDF)



Healthcare Systems- PowerPoint References (PDF)

Healthcare Systems - Resources (PDF)

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