Johns Hopkins University
Foundations of Health Equity Research
Johns Hopkins University

Foundations of Health Equity Research

Taught in English

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Lisa A. Cooper, M.D.
Tanjala S. Purnell, PhD MPH

Instructors: Lisa A. Cooper, M.D.


(160 reviews)

Beginner level
No prior experience required
14 hours to complete
3 weeks at 4 hours a week
Flexible schedule
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What you'll learn

  • Define health equity.

  • Understand how patient-centeredness and cultural competence enhance the quality and success of health equity researc

  • Engage community and organizational stakeholders in health equity research.

  • Effectively disseminate health equity research findings to stakeholders and the public.

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There are 5 modules in this course

This module will provide an introduction to health equity research. In this module, we discuss enhancing patient-centeredness, increasing cultural competence, and reducing bias to build community trust and implement interventions to eliminate health disparities.

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7 videos3 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt3 plugins

In this module, we discuss engaging community stakeholders in health equity research and best practices in community-based participatory research (CBPR).

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6 videos1 reading1 quiz1 discussion prompt1 plugin

In this module, we describe ways to engage policymakers to address social determinants of health disparities.

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5 videos1 reading1 quiz1 discussion prompt2 plugins

In this module, we discuss engaging health system leaders and organizational stakeholders in health equity research, and share lessons learned and best practices.

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7 videos1 reading1 quiz1 discussion prompt1 plugin

In this module, we discuss how to disseminate health equity research and the importance of sharing health equity research findings with key stakeholders.

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3 videos1 reading1 quiz1 discussion prompt


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4.9 (77 ratings)
Lisa A. Cooper, M.D.
Johns Hopkins University
3 Courses8,424 learners
Tanjala S. Purnell, PhD MPH
Johns Hopkins University
2 Courses8,025 learners

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