History of the Health Equity Minor

The Health Equity Minor (HEM) 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.

See below for enrollment trends and major milestones that have shaped the history of the minor for the past 14 years.

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Health Equity Minor Enrollment Trends (2007-2023)

Over the years, the Health Equity Work Group has tracked how many students are enrolled in the Health Equity Minor through enrollment in the required capstone course. Major milestones are included, such as opening the minor to students in all graduate programs in 2016.

Year Annual Student Enrollment
2023 26
2022 21
2021 16
2020 11
2019 12
2018 6
2017 11
2016 (Minor Open to All Grad Students) 9
2015 5
2014 1
2013 0
2012 3
2011 3
2010 2
2009 4
2008 0
2007 0

Health Equity Minor Enrollment by Major (2007-2023)

The Health Equity Work Group collects data on which majors are represented among students who complete the Health Equity Minor.

Major Percent
Community Health Promotion 37%
Maternal/Child Health MPH 17%
College of Continuing & Prof. Studies 8%
Environmental Health MPH 8%
Public Health Admin. and Policy MPH 8%
Epidemiology MPH 7%
Humphery SPA 7%
Health Care Administration MHA 4%
Integrative Health & Wellbeing 2%
Nutrition PhD 2%
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