Health Policy Case Competition

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Announcing the 1st Annual Tulane Health Policy Case Competition! This competition is open to any current undergraduate student interested in health policy. You and a team of your peers will develop a response to a case prompt that proposes an alteration to current health policy at the international, national, state, or local level.

This year’s prompt is in response to national attention focused on policing in the United States. In this hypothetical scenario the city council has asked you to propose alterations to city policy and budgetary priorities in response to the “Defund the Police” campaign. The council has set forth the goals of reducing the need for police intervention with preventative measures, rethinking what professionals are most appropriate for some types of contacts with citizens, and increasing public safety.

Posters will be judged on how well they communicate these categories:

Impact. What is the potential impact of the policy being analyzed? What populations would be affected? What are the potential health changes from the policy?

Mechanism. How would the policy bring about better health outcomes? How would the proposed policy deal with an obstacle/barrier/etc.? What are the available levers to enact the desired policy?

Tradeoffs. Are there potential drawbacks to the proposed policy change? Are there populations which would be negatively affected?

Registration deadline – Sunday, Oct 25, 2020
Case Details Released – Monday, Oct 26, 2020
Zoom workshop – Sat, Oct 7, 2020
Slides due – Wed Nov 18, 2020
Finalists present via Zoom – Sat, Nov 21, 2020

Award: $3000 cash to the 1st place team

Entry in the competition is open to any current undergraduate student.

Questions? Contact: Dr. Charles Stoecker, For more information:


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