Tulane Health Policy Case Competition

The Tulane Health Policy Case Competition gives teams of undergraduate students an opportunity to apply their talents and knowledge to put together a solution to a given health policy program. Students will have an opportunity to interact with school faculty in the course of constructing their solutions. Top teams will present their solutions to a panel of experts for detailed feedback.

Teams of up to three undergraduate students create policy-based solutions to a given problem. A workshop will be provided shortly after the case is released. Teams will construct PowerPoint presentations on solutions to the problem. Finalists will present to a panel of judges for real-time feedback. 

2023 Case Prompt

This case asks teams of undergraduate students to apply the lens of health policy analysis to the homelessness crisis in New Orleans. While some progress was made during the pandemic, recently the population without access to permanent, affordable housing has been increasing. In this scenario the city has set aside $50 million over 10 years to fund a comprehensive and sustainable solution. A good policy will leverage existing city infrastructure as appropriate and include detailed breakdowns of the costs of the policy package.

Competition Timeline
  • Competition Announced – Mon, Sep 4, 2023
  • Registration deadline – Sat, Sep 30, 2023
  • Case Details Released – Mon, Oct 2, 2023
  • Zoom workshop – Thu, Oct 12, 2023
  • Slides due – Mon, Oct 23, 2023
  • Finalists present via Zoom – Sat, Oct 28, 2023

Each member of the winning team will receive $1,000 in cash as well as a $10,000 scholarship* to the Health Policy master's program.  

*Scholarships are limited to students enrolled fulltime in the Health Policy concentration of the Master of Public Health at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. The award will be distributed $5,000 per semester. The award will be disbursed in the academic year following winning the competition.

More information coming soon!