No prior experience required.
What you will learn
Recognize the historical backdrop that created disproportionate disease burden within racial/ethnic groups.
Explain factors within the structure and delivery of healthcare that cause racial and ethnic disparities in health status and outcomes.
Critically appraise approaches to address racial inequity in healthcare, all within the US and international contexts.
How history & the factors of lack of access & representation in healthcare parallels other sectors in the U.S. and international contexts
About this Specialization
Applied Learning Project
There is one peer-reviewed assignment in Week 3 of every course, summarized below:
Course 1: learners will select a country, U.S. state, city or town and explore its health status by creating a "health profile," introducing learners to looking into health-related literature and help develop the skills necessary to recognize racial disparities in healthcare.
Course 2: learners will select a country or U.S. state and explore the healthcare structure by creating a "healthcare structure profile," teaching learners to gather factual statements about healthcare systems and develop the skills necessary to analyze the causes of racial/ethnic disparities in healthcare that stem from the system structure.
Course 3: learners will select a country or U.S. state and create an intervention to address a specific racial/ethnic disparity in healthcare, allowing them to think through the possible interventions and solutions to address a specific disparity in healthcare.
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There are 3 Courses in this Specialization
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