Description: This course will cover a mixed-methods approach to conducting needs assessments; including collection of primary data (e.g. surveys, focus groups, and interviews) and secondary data (e.g. agency, state statistics, and census). Furthermore, a global perspective will be used to study various international efforts using health equity needs assessments.
Description: This course will introduce students to the foundations of how history, politics and structural determinants of health interact to crease urban health inequities in cities worldwide.
Learning Objectives: -Learn the foundations of global urban health including some of the stakeholders involved in city wide decision-making.
-Gain understanding on some of the concepts of urban health and determinants of health including the social and physical factors like housing, urban design, employment, transportation and so on.
-Develop a research plan to study an urban health issue in a city within the US including the proposal of solutions and recommendations to address the issue.
-Develop a health communication campaign to drive policy change to address a city-specific issue.