3 Credit Hours
Decades of surveillance and research in the United States have documented health disparities in morbidity and mortality, particularly among racial/ethnic minority groups and those of lower socioeconomic status. In this course, students will learn of specific public health crises in the US and explore topics on racism and health, the difference between health equity and health disparities and US health reform. The role of specific agencies at different levels of government in health care and policy will also be explored.