Understanding Population Health Concepts
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This module is the first in a three-part series that is designed to help you use data to identify and address health disparities in your community.
In this module, we will look at how to use data to connect social determinants of health to health disparities in a community.
The story and activities in this module are inspired by problem-based learning (PBL). Through PBL, teams examine thoughtful, collaborative solutions to workplace problems. This module will ask you to apply these solutions to fictional scenarios that help prepare you for similar, real-world situations.
This learning opportunity topic is aligned with one or more of the strategic skills.
This learning opportunity addresses training topics identified in PHWINS 2017.
Reviewers say, "Very informative training and easy to understand and follow."
"It is best viewed in full screen as the "quotes" in the activity portion can look too small"
"I would recommend this for entry-level or public health workforce members who have not had extensive training on health equity, disparities, inequities, and social determinants of health. This could be a decent course to complete alone or with a small group. The activities and problem solving might be most interesting for a small group, and the links to resources could be applied to the group's locality."
What You'll Learn
- Define health equity, health disparities, and health inequities
- Explain how social factors (e.g., access to employment, discrimination, neighborhood safety) influence health
- Identify connections between social factors and varying health outcomes in a community