The mission of the Community Health program is to enable students to promote health and wellness for the betterment of older adults and the community.
The program prepares students to create and implement programs that increase the quality, availability and effectiveness of educational and community-based programs designed to prevent disease and improve health and quality of life.
After completing this program, you will be able to:
develop, and implement community health education programs using a
variety of strategies to improve the health status of the community as
an aggregate population.
- Conduct assessments of health needs and
resources at both the individual and community level, including an
analysis of social and political barriers that may impede health
- Identify, analyze, and interpret factors
influencing people's health status through a strong grounding in social
and behavioral theory.
- Identify and analyze health disparities and design appropriate, culturally competent prevention and intervention strategies.
analyze and interpret factors influencing people’s health status
through a strong grounding in social and behavioral theory and
- Demonstrate competency in working with diverse cultures and communities.
- Evaluate the process and outcome of community-based health education programs and long-term care programs.
- Articulate the ethical and legal principles informing health education practice.
- Meet admission requirements for selected health and human services professional programs.