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410.630.01 IMPLEMENTATION AND SUSTAINABILITY OF COMMUNITY-BASED HEALTH PROGRAMS

Term: 4th term
Credits: 3 credits
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructor:
Description:

Uses projects primarily from domestic settings to illustrate and evaluate the program component delivery process and continuation or sustainability of activities and benefits of community-based disease prevention and health promotion programs after initial funding ends. Covers theories of innovation and organizational change; community participation and involvement; programmatic, cost-benefit, and ethical considerations related to the goal of sustainability; program characteristics associated with sustainability; and the relationships between investments in health and overall community development.

Learning Objective(s):

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to (1) describe the fundamental concepts, approaches, and limitations of community health programs; (2) describe concepts for the implementation of effective health interventions and discuss the importance of these concepts to health outcomes; (3) demonstrate increased understanding of the types, usages, and importance of evaluation, particularly as it relates to program implementation; (4) recognize the indicators of the capacity to maintain health interventions through sustainable programs; and (5) apply factors related to the implementation, evaluation, and sustainability of community-based health interventions.


Methods of Assessment: Student evaluation based on class participation and a paper.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Monday 9:00 - 10:20
  • Wednesday 9:00 - 10:20
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail