Designed to increase the cultural competency of public health and other professionals, this innovative 15-credit health equity graduate certificate program addresses the systemic root causes of health disparities. The certificate provides students with an academic foundation for achieving health equity through...
- assessing the complexity of inequities among diverse groups of marginalized populations,
- mobilizing communities where disparities exist,
- developing culturally tailored interventions, and
- advocating for healthy public policy.
While racial and ethnic health disparities are examples of the consequences of social and economic disadvantages, disparities may also be related to sexual orientation, religion, gender, native language, age, and disability status. Whether pursuing personal interests or strengthening their career toolbox, students in the health equity certificate program will learn to...
- identify and critically discuss a problem in minority health/health disparities using state-of-the-art literature,
- access the historical or ongoing determinants of an identified health equity issue using quantitative and/or qualitative methods,
- design and/or evaluate an intervention to address an identified health equity issue, as part of a multidisciplinary team, and
- evaluate the impact or potential impact of policy measures on overall health, health care access, and quality of care for populations experiencing health disparities.