Implementation and Sustainability of Community-Based Health Programs
- East Baltimore
- 4th term
- Health Behavior and Society
- 3 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2019 - 2020
- Class Times:
- M W, 9:00 - 10:20am
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 Objectives:
- Describe the fundamental concepts, approaches and limitations of community health programs.
- Describe concepts for the implementation of effective health interventions and discuss the importance of these concepts to health outcomes.
- Demonstrate increased understanding of the types, usages, and importance of evaluation particularly as it relates to program implementation.
- Recognize the indicators of the capacity to maintain health interventions through sustainable programs.
- Through the completion of course assignments, examine, discuss with other students, and apply factors related to the implementation, evaluation, and sustainability of community-based health interventions.
- Methods of Assessment:
Lab 1: 30%; Lab 2: 30%; Lab 3: 30%; Participation: 10%
- Instructor Consent:
No consent required