HUS 1353  Issues in Community Health Services credits: 3

This course provides an overview of current issues and topics in community health services with a focus on health disparities (including socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and age), vulnerable populations, and the social determinants of health. Students will gain an understanding of these determinants to develop strategies to improve the health of communities and populations. Topics include communication and education, foundations of health, professional responsibility, advocacy, resources, socioeconomic factors in health, social and behavioral determinants of health, access to healthcare, community/public health, the concept of community, and how we study communities/populations and the health issues they face.