Certificate Program in Health Advocacy

Gain an in-depth understanding of the complex and dynamic U.S. health care system. Explore key policy and ethical challenges, and learn to become a health advocate who is qualified to advise patients and their families about health care issues. 



Stan Weisner, Ph.D., M.S.W.

Dr. Stan Weisner is director of Behavioral Health Sciences at UC Berkeley Extension and previously taught in UC Berkeley’s School of Social Welfare for several years. Weisner specializes in child, youth and family issues, and he currently serves on several local agency boards. He also has earned innovative teaching awards and has created nationally recognized, award-winning programs in counseling and psychotherapy and social services management.


"This country has entered a new era in the funding, organization and delivery of health care, and it is affecting individuals and families on a very personal level."


Thursday, September 5
12 pm (Pacific Time)