HEST-355 Health Equity Think Tank
Fall for 2017-2018
Edilma Yearwood, Christopher King, Brian Floyd, Ella Heitzler
This course will draw on insights from a range of social science disciplines to examine the multifaceted issue of how health disparities operate within various systems. Traditionally marginalized racial, ethnic and immigrant communities and emerging groups with vulnerabilities based upon gender, sexual preference and identity, disability, mental health, geography and environment will be examined at the individual, systemic and community levels. The role of culture, socioeconomic status, health literacy, and social and community networks will be explored. Cultural competency, advocacy, policy, and social justice will serve as a foundation for discussing possible solutions to promote health equity.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
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