Course Description for Community Organization in Public Health Practice

PHC6450: Community Organization in Public Health Practice
Prerequisite:  PHC 6103 and HSC 6603. This course presents selected social and behavioral change theories and the translation of these theories into specific health education policies and interventions. Readings and discussions will center on the development of theory-based strategies with an emphasis on control, participation an empowerment. Principles of citizen participation and empowerment are highlighted. Effectiveness of coalition and partnership models, including media advocacy and marketing strategies are reviewed. Case examples of health programs designed to address community health issues and social inequalities add to the analysis process.