Institute for Public Health Practice at the University of Iowa

Serving Diverse Communities: Finding Data on Health Disparities

This is an intermediate course offering CPH — Free
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3-5 minutes


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This course will cover resources that provide information on finding data on health disparities, and will cover:

  1. History, the definition of health disparities and how health disparities intertwined with the social determinants of health. 
  2. Online resources for accessing data on health disparities
  3. Scenario Practices

This training is a quick look at health disparities and access to data and resources, and is second in a three-course series. The other courses in the series include Serving Diverse Communities: Building Cultural Competence and Humility into the Workplace and Serving Diverse Communities: Accessing Reliable Health Information in Multiple Languages. 

This learning opportunity topic is aligned with one or more of the strategic skills. This learning opportunity addresses training topics identified in PH WINS 2017. 

What You'll Learn

  • Discuss health disparities in public health.
  • Identify at least three online resources for accessing health disparity data.
  • Analyze resources to access data on health disparities.

Competency Terms

COL Domains & Competencies
Data Analysis
Community Health Assessment
Ethical Use of Data
Information Technology
Cultural Competency Skills
Population Diversity
Public Health Science Skills
Foundation of Public Health
Public Health Evidence
Evidence-Based Public Health

Related Occupations

Department/Bureau Director
Deputy Director
Health Educator
Health Officer
Program Director
Public health - multiple occupations will benefit
Public Health Agency Director
Public Health Informatics Specialist
Public Health Information Specialist/Officer
Public Health Manager/Program Manager

Related Job Tasks

Monitor health status to identify and solve community health problems
Conduct community assessments
Report data to the county or state
Diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community
Investigate health problems, including environmental health
Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of personal and population-based health services
Research for new insights and innovative solutions to health problems
Take part in public health research