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309.843.98 SS/R: Social Determinants of Health, Health Inequalities and Healthy Aging

Health Policy and Management
2nd term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2013 - 2014
Barcelona, Spain
Thu 11/14/2013 - Sat 11/16/2013
Class Times:
  • Th F Sa,  8:30am - 6:00pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Judy Holzer
Frequency Schedule:
One Year Only

Examines the social determinants that can influence the health of older populations. Explores current and potential interventions that promote good health in older adults and develops practical and effective tools for assessing and evaluating programs and policies. Focuses on social determinants over the life course and the role of local and national governments investing in Age-Friendly Cities and reducing disability and dependency in later life. Does not address the role of health care programs and organization of care for elderly populations.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify the major social determinants that influence the health of older populations
  2. Describe major interventions that promote good health in older adults
  3. Summarize and disseminate information to key decision-makers across multiple sectors and communities
Methods of Assessment:

in-class participation (20%) and final 12-15 page paper (80%)examining a policy issue impacting older adults.

Enrollment Restriction:

undergraduate students are not permitted in this section

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

Full-time JHSPH students must obtain permission from Judy Holzer or Pam Davis prior to registering for this course.

For consent, contact: