Health and Society

Organization that developed training: HarvardX

Description: The purpose of this course is to introduce you to the major social variables—social class, race, gender, poverty, income distribution, social networks/support, community cohesion, the work and neighborhood environment—that affect population health. The course covers the theoretical underpinnings of each construct (e.g. “race” as a social category), and surveys the empirical research linking each to population health status. Methods are introduced to operationalize each construct for the purposes of empirical application in epidemiological research.

Year Launched: 2013

Recommended for: Public Health Foundation-defined Tier 1 Public Health Professionals

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