The Influence of Social Determinants on Health Specialization
Why are some groups healthier than others, and how do these differences emerge and persist over a lifetime? How do social policies on housing, transportation, and employment relate to health and health inequalities?
This specialization will examine social, behavioral, economic, political, and structural factors that contribute to health inequalities, and suggest innovative ways to reduce disparities in health to achieve health equity.You will learn,
-Use conceptual models to understand health disparities in the U.S. and internationally.
-Access and use high-quality data sources to present statistics that illustrate the social-environmental-health issues within a community.
-Identify the main sources of these disparities from a population science perspective, and use public health evidence to inform policy efforts to address these disparities.
-Conduct community health needs assessments and identify evidence-based interventions.
This course is intended to serve as an introduction to population health from both the vantage point of both public health and healthcare. We will examine the key components of community health needs assessments, how they are used, and how to compare population health assessments across subpopulations and time. [...]
Why are some groups healthier than others, and how do these differences emerge and persist over the life course? How do social policies (e.g., housing, transportation, employment) relate to health and health inequalities? Why are there health disparities even in countries that have free universal health care? This course [...]
This is an introductory course on social determinants of population health with a focus on the United States. The course will introduce you to, or reinforce your knowledge of, issues related to health that consider behavioral, psychological and structural factors in population health beyond the healthcare system. We will [...]