Community Health Promoters Program Community Health Promoters Program Community Health Promoters Program ENERGY Peer led family-based obesity prevention intervention ENERGY Peer led family-based obesity prevention intervention 2013 ENERGY Project Parent Health Promoters & Participants 2012 ENERGY Parent Health Promoters & Project Participants
COMMUNITY ACTION FOR HEALTH CONCENTRATION
- Prepare individuals for careers in community and public health organizations, within
the framework of legal, ethical, moral and professional standards.
- Prepare students to identify the environmental, psychological, social, biological, and public policy factors that shape the health of individuals and populations.
- Prepare students to take action to ameliorate the factors that negatively influence health status and promote those that are health-enhancing.
- Prepare students to respond to the health needs of communities, especially those communities that face unique vulnerabilities.
►Health Education and Promotion (3 units)
►Health Disparities & Community Organizing (3 units)
►Program Evaluation and Needs Assessment (3 units)
►Research Methodology (1 unit)
Total: 10 units
A total of 42 units is required for Independent MPH students in the Community Health
Concentration. In addition to the 10 units of concentration courses, students must
complete 15 units of core public health courses (Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Health
Policy and Management, Environmental Health, and Behavioral and Social Aspects of
Public Health), 10 units of elective courses, and 7 units of coursework that comprise
the Culminating Experience.
The field study is followed by the Capstone Course-- the integration of coursework and field experience. Students may choose a singular applied project, which requires a formal written manuscript and public presentation, or a comprehensive exam demonstrating their mastery and ability to integrate and apply core public health principles to issues that may confront public health professionals.
Community Health Career Opportunities
Government Agencies: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, and State, County, and City Departments of Health.
Voluntary Health Agencies: These include such major organizations as the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, and the American Lung Association, and community-based health advocacy organizations.
Health Care Settings: Graduates may work in a variety of settings, such as community health clinics and
hospitals focused on disease prevention and health promotion. Click Community Health Career Resources for helpful online
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