Description: Exploration of the normative values assigned to concepts of culture and disease that influence social beliefs, health status, and creation of policy in the US. Social determinants of health disparities, development and governance of disease, the role of states and social movements in the development of health policy are examined.
Prerequisites: PUBHLTH 200 and Jr. or Sr. Standing OR declared PUBHLTH major
Description: This course will provide an overview of the essential role of the public health system, which includes health care systems, government organizations and non-governmental organizations, in improving health locally and globally. The top achievements in public health will be critically examined along with current and emerging challenges and threats to human health and well-being, including health inequities. Mechanisms and measures for evaluating human health and illness will be discussed. This course will emphasize multidisciplinary and multi-sector approaches to health promotion and disease prevention.