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Implementation and Sustainability of Community-Based Health Programs

East Baltimore
4th term
Health Behavior and Society
3 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Class Times:
  • M W,  9:00 - 10:20am
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Undergrads Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
Chidinma Ibe

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:

Upon successfully completing 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.
  5. 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:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 90% Lab Assignments
  • 10% Participation

Instructor Consent:

No consent required