In bringing about behavior change in public health, we often focus on the individual mother, student, or farmer. We should not forget the community structure and norms constrain for encouraging individual health behaviors. This course examines the community context of the changes needed to promote the public’s health. We begin by examining the various definitions of ‘community’ and the processes by which we ‘diagnose’ or seek to understand the structure and characteristics of different types of communities.
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Johns Hopkins University
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TOP REVIEWS FROM COMMUNITY CHANGE IN PUBLIC HEALTH
This was an intriguing and though-provoking course. I really enjoyed it and learnt a lot from it. I absolutely recommend it to anyone with interest in public health.
Very informative and give me the chance to have a new perspective regarding the essential role of community participation in improving and sustaining the health care system.
The course is very relevant to my responsibilities. Highly educative and interesting course
Very nice course. Many thanks to the team who put the course together and the lecturers too
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