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Introduction to Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities

Diane L. Rowley, MD, MPH and William (Bill) Jenkins, PhD, MPH
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

Eliminating health disparities is a broad national goal for improving the health of Americans, and part of the mission of the Gillings School of Global Public Health. However, little to no progress has been made on eliminating disparities in morbidity and mortality experienced by African-Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders, and other sub-populations compared to the U.S. population as a whole. This course provides students with the basic concepts about the origins of and contributing factors for health disparities. There are no prerequisites to enroll in this course and both undergraduate and graduate students are welcomed.

Read the full syllabus here.

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