VTPEH 6173

VTPEH 6173

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

The U.S. experiences persistent disparities in health status and health outcomes across race, gender, class, sexual orientation, gender expression, and other dimensions of individual and group identity. Cross-sector collaboration is a leading public health approach to addressing the complex and multiple factors that drive health disparities but has inherent challenges. To promote health equity in the communities they serve, healthcare, public health and social services organizations can work together to promote health equity (when everyone has the opportunity to attain their full health potential) by addressing the social determinants of health (e.g., food, housing, transportation). This class will examine the challenges and opportunities faced by a local cross-sector collaboration that aims to advance health equity by integrating social care into the delivery of healthcare and optimizing care coordination throughout the care continuum. Supported by readings and lectures, this class will be taught primarily through hands-on analysis of real-world data and participation in interprofessional teams. Students will develop skills to work collaboratively with local leaders in the health system and in non-profit organizations that provide supportive services to Tompkins County residents. Students will also strengthen their ability to analyze and interpret quantitative and/or qualitative data and develop evidence-based recommendations that leverage organizational strengths to maximize collaborative opportunities and mitigate cross-sector challenges. This course is well suited for students interested in bridging public health and health care to promote health equity while honing their skills in data analysis and community engagement.

When Offered Fall.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: MPH and MHA students, Jrs. and Srs. with permission of instructor.

Course Attribute (CU-CEL)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 11414 VTPEH 6173   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Permission Note Enrollment limited to: MPH and MHA students, Jrs. and Srs., with permission of instructor