The environments where we live, learn, work, play, and pray shape our day-to-day lives and long-term health and wellbeing in complex ways. Dr. Anthony Iton, Senior Vice President for Healthy Communities at the California Endowment, famously said “tell me your zip code and I’ll tell you your life expectancy.”
The Racial/Ethnic and Gender Inequalities in Health and Health Care course lays a theoretical and empirical foundation for students interested in understanding how social factors (poverty, community context, work environments, etc.) affect the health and wellbeing of racial and ethnic minorities and other vulnerable populations in the United States. During this course, students will develop tools to analyze epidemiological patterns of health status by race/ethnicity, gender, and socio-economic status.
Taught by Jessica Santos, this class is designed to address current theories and critiques explaining disparities in health status, access, quality, conceptual models, frameworks, and interventions for eliminating inequalities. If you would like to learn more about how structural factors (racism, segregation, gender hierarchies, dominant cultural norms within health systems and organizations, and their intersections) contribute to health disparities, and how policies and practices inside and outside of the healthcare system are advancing health equity, then you don’t want to miss this course! Register here.
No prerequisites are required to take this course and all students are encouraged to enroll.
HSSP 114B: Racial/Ethnic and Gender Inequalities in Health and Health Care
With Jessica Santos, Ph.D. – view biography here.
Summer Session 1: June1 to July 2, 2021
Online: Mondays, Tuesday, and Thursdays
Time: 11:10am – 1:40pm
Sage Class Number: 2024
Brandeis Graduation Requirement Fulfilled: SS
Online courses are filling very quickly this summer so be sure to register soon!
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