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Fall 2021
Jul 01, 2022
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HEST 355 - Health Equity Think Tank
 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.
As part of the 3 credit course, students will develop a project around a health equity issue of interest. During the semester there will be numerous guest lectures by content experts who are nationally and internationally known for their scholarship and work related to health equity. 

By the end of the course, learners will: 
1. Discuss the complex issues surrounding health equity, health disparities, and determinants of population health. 
2. Develop potential solutions to promote health equity in the local or global community. 
3. Advocate for health equity by engaging peers and colleagues in multiple internal and external communities. 
4. Engage in self-reflection that promotes life-long learning in the field. 
5. Appreciate interrelated factors that influence health. 

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Health Studies Department

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