Courses Details

PUBHLTH313: LGBTQ+ Health Promotion: Local and Global Strategies

  • Undergraduate level
  • Residential
  • Winter term(s) for residential students;
  • 3 Credit Hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Harper, Gary (Residential);
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Advisory Prerequisites: PUBHLTH 360
  • Description: This skills-based course is focused on providing students with the background, knowledge, skills, and experience needed to create a range of LGBTQ+ health promotion products/materials, programs/interventions, and policies/structural change strategies for diverse populations in multiple settings - including strategies used in local U.S. settings and in global settings. Students will explore and understand health concerns experienced by LGBTQ+ people and communities, and examine the range of LGBTQ+ specific social determinants of health and health inequities. LGBTQ+ health promotion strategies that are delivered at multiple socioecological levels (i.e., individual, interpersonal, organizational, community, and structural/policy) will be reviewed and analyzed in order to explore benefits and challenges of each. Students will then critically analyze existing LGBTQ+ health promotion materials and products (both local and global); interventions and programs; and health policies and other structural change strategies. They will also produce their own LGBTQ+ health promotion product or material; concept sheet for the development of a new LGBTQ+ health promotion intervention or program; and LGBTQ+ specific health policy brief or fact sheet. Finally, students will work with a global LGBTQ+ focused community-based organization (CBO) to develop and produce an LGBTQ+ health promotion product, program concept, or policy brief to be used by the CBO.
  • Learning Objectives: By the end of this course students should be able to: -Describe common health concerns experienced by LGBTQ+ people and communities in both local and global communities. -Describe a range of LGBTQ+-specific social determinants of health and health inequities. -Compare and contrast existing local and global LGBTQ+ health promotion strategies delivered at multiple socioecological levels, including individual, interpersonal, organizational, community, and structural/policy. -Critically analyze existing LGBTQ+ health promotion materials and products, and develop such materials/products that can be used in both local and global settings. -Critically analyze existing LGBTQ+ health promotion interventions/programs, and develop a concept sheet for the development of a new intervention/program. -Critically analyze existing LGBTQ+ health policies and other structural change strategies, and develop a health policy brief or fact sheet. -Work with a global community-based organization (CBO) to develop and produce an LGBTQ+ health promotion product, program concept, or policy brief to be used by the CBO.
  • Syllabus for PUBHLTH313