About this Specialization

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Why are some groups healthier than others, and how do these differences emerge and persist over a lifetime? How do social policies on housing, transportation, and employment relate to health and health inequalities? This specialization will examine social, behavioral, economic, political, and structural factors that contribute to health inequalities, and suggest innovative ways to reduce disparities in health to achieve health equity.You will learn, -Use conceptual models to understand health disparities in the U.S. and internationally. -Access and use high-quality data sources to present statistics that illustrate the social-environmental-health issues within a community. -Identify the main sources of these disparities from a population science perspective, and use public health evidence to inform policy efforts to address these disparities. -Conduct community health needs assessments and identify evidence-based interventions.
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Approx. 3 months to complete
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English
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level
Approx. 3 months to complete
Suggested 4 hours/week
English

There are 3 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Social Determinants of Health

Course2

Course 2

The Influence of Social Context on Health

Course3

Course 3

Assessing and Improving Community Health

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University of Michigan

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