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380.633.81 Promoting Equity for Adolescents and Emerging Adults: Problem-Solving Seminar

Department:
Population, Family and Reproductive Health
Term:
2nd term
Credits:
3 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Location:
Internet
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Tamar Mendelson
Course Instructor :
Resources:
Prerequisite:

Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses.

Description:

Introduces the scope, unequal distribution, and negative impacts of disconnection from school and the workforce among young people in the United States (“opportunity youth”). Discusses the importance of different sectors and stakeholders for promoting success and eliminating inequalities in outcomes among adolescents and young adults. Highlights the importance of involving young people in all phases of research and policy making. Describes communication strategies for addressing diverse stakeholders, including individuals at all levels of health literacy, for purposes of influencing behavior and policies for adolescents and young adults. Summarizes promising strategies for preventing youth disconnection and re-engaging young people who have become disconnected from school and the workforce.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Describe the scope, unequal distribution, and impact of young people’s disconnection in the U.S., including key subpopulations, and the importance of multi-sectoral collaboration for addressing the issue
  2. Propose strategies for improving health and eliminating health inequalities for adolescents and young adults by organizing stakeholders, including researchers, practitioners, community leaders, and other partners
  3. Propose strategies to promote young people’s inclusion and equity within public health programs, policies, and systems
  4. Communicate public health science to diverse stakeholders, including individuals at all levels of health literacy, for purposes of influencing behavior and policies for adolescents and young adults
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 45% Assignments
  • 15% Participation
  • 40% Final Group Projects

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

Instructor consent needed for all students

For consent, contact:

tmendel1@jhu.edu

Jointly Offered With: