Date Developed: Unknown. Source: South Central Public Health Partnership. Presenter(s): Lisa C. Gary, PhD. Type: Online Course. Level: Introductory. Length: Self-paced.
A primary aim of this course is to provide public health professionals with a broad overview of cultural diversity issues according to race/ethnicity and gender and to assess health policy with respect to these issues. The three specific racial/ethnic groups are: African Americans, Hispanic/Latinos, and Asian/Pacific Islanders. The gender classifications include men and women. The cultural diversity issues will focus on health disparities as the major conceptual frame for thinking about health policy analysis. As a part of this process, course participants will engage in critical thinking and introductory policy analysis concerning the current social and health problems that impact the public’s health particularly racial minorities.
• Acquire a broad knowledge of the relevant terminology for cultural diversity topics.
• Special focus on racial minorities.
• Identify potential social, political, and economic determinants of health disparities for various population groups.
• Acquire a knowledge of relevant policy terminology regarding 1) societal values and 2) goals of public policy such as equity, liberty, efficiency, political feasibility.
• Identify and clarify various governmental policy tools, i.e. regulation, grants, direct government provision of services, taxes and subsidies, and information provision that protects the public’s health.
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