NURS 6425 Global Health Challenges & Disparities (Summer: 3 )
Marginalized groups and residents of resource deprived communities often suffer from excessive rates of poor health and mortality. Such health disparities exist within the U.S. and around the world. In order to achieve the goals of "increasing longevity and quality of life" and "eliminating health disparities" (US Public Health Service), health care professionals need to understand health disparities, their casual roots, and how to design and implement effective health-promoting programs and policies. This course provides an introduction to health disparities, measuring indices of health status, and implications for programming and policy. Contemporary global health challenges are addressed as exemplars.
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