The Health Equity Minor is a graduate minor that allows students to specialize in studying health disparities and inequalities. A firm understanding of the structural factors that cause health inequalities will help prepare students to enter the professional world of public health as an effective advocate. The minor is 7 credits for Master’s students and 12 credits for PhD students.
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- Learn about the extent and nature of these disparities, and methods for documenting, measuring and communicating about the gaps in health achievement;
- Analyze the roots of health disparities in our cultural histories and the process by which these gaps are generated and perpetuated;
- Understand the roles of our systems of government, healthcare and public health in generating health disparities;
- Explore potential practice and policy solutions for eliminating health disparities as well as unintended consequences;
- Recognize the unique and integral role of cultural communities and social groups in defining the problems associated with their health and directing the solutions.
- CSpH 5115 Cultural Knowledge, Health, and Contemporary Cultural Communities (3 cr)
- OR PubH 6066 Building Communities, Increasing Health: Preparing for Community Health Work (2 cr)
- OR PUBH 6055 Social Inequalities in Health (2 cr)
- OR PUBH 6855 Medical Sociology
- AND PubH6772 Capstone Seminar (1 cr)