Public health is inherently political because it attempts to characterize and prevent societal factors influencing disease and well-being. As a result, public health professionals must be effective advocates for policies and actions that improve people's health. This course introduces students to the political underpinnings of public health. By studying the political contexts of public health issues, students will explore the interface of government, law economic interests, and social movements for public health. They will learn about the role of advocacy in promoting, implementing and sustaining effective public health policy.
PUBH.3070 Intro to Public Health Policy, and Public Health Majors or Minors Only.