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.
This was a thought-provoking course on community typologies and the best approach to take to trigger behaviour change.
Very insightful. Lessons can be integrated beyond public health
It was a very informative course that helped me understand the principles behind community work. The use of case studies to explain concepts was what helped me the most.
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