New Public Health Course offered this Fall: PHP2325

August 27, 2013

Place Matters: Exploring Community-Level Contexts on Health Behaviors, Outcomes and Disparities, PHP2325 

There is growing recognition among researchers, public health practitioners and policymakers that place matters for health behaviors and health outcomes. But what is place, and why does it matter? As with many health-related outcomes, the prevalence of ill health is unequally distributed across populations with certain features playing significant roles on health. In this course, we will explore the features of community environments and the associations with health behaviors (e.g. physical activity, preventive care, alcohol, sexual behaviors) and health outcomes (e.g. obesity, cardiovascular disease and mental health). This course is specific to the US and all readings reflect this focus.