The seminar examines health disparities and inequities as reflected in: higher incidence or prevalence of disease (e.g., earlier onset or more aggressive progression), premature or excessive mortality from specific conditions, higher global burden of disease (e.g., disability adjusted life years), poorer health behaviors and clinical outcomes, and worse outcomes on validated self-reported measures (e.g., daily functioning or conditions-specific symptoms). The seminar aims to develop a rigorous critical analysis of health disparities and inequities and the potentials and limitations of different approaches to addressing them (e.g., behavioral strategies, community change, and policy interventions). Weekly seminar activities focus on discussion, critique and analysis (theory, content and methods) of readings and media on racial and ethnic health disparities/inequities. Readings and media include a variety of disciplinary and professional frameworks and perspectives (e.g., epidemiology, sociology, urban planning).
|Instructor:||Linda M. Chatters|
|U-M Class #:||36581|
|Time:||Thu 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM|
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|Credits:||3 Credit Hours|
|Interpersonal Practice||Elective (Host)|
|Mgmt & Leadership|
|Policy & Political|
|Children & Families|
University of Michigan
School of Social Work
1080 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106