HEALTH EQUITY RESEARCH: METHODS AND INTERVENTIONS
This course is one of the series of courses required for the certificate in health equity, and will examine the challenges in, and methods for, health inequities research and interventions. It is intended to both complement and expand upon the knowledge gained in other BCHS courses and/or professional exposure by focusing on a wide range of populations that experience health inequities. Inequities that we will explore include (but not be limited to) those evidenced by gender, ethnicity, disability, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, and rural/urban living. Through discussions, presentations, written assignments, and in-class activities, students will gain exposure to methods and resources for research in health inequities. This will include ethics and research in diverse communities; barriers and facilitators to engaging diverse populations in health research; advisory boards and coalitions; data bases and research designs utilized in equities research, and the application of research findings to program development. Students will work both in interdisciplinary teams and individually to effectively present their work in written and oral presentations.