Full course description
In this module you will hear from University of Michigan faculty as well as practitioners from the Great Lakes region about the conditions in which people can be healthy and the various factors that determine our health. Addressing the social determinants of health will be important to reaching health equity where everyone can achieve their best health.
Entry-level public health professionals across disciplines including but not limited to health educators, nurses, administrators, environmental health workers, community health workers, etc. This training is also suitable for public health graduate students.
- Explain biological and genetic factors that affect a population’s health
- Explain effects of environmental factors on a population’s health
- Explain behavioral and psychological factors that affect a population’s health
- Explain the social, political and economic determinants of health and how they contribute to population health and health inequities
Laura Power, MD, MPH, Clinical Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, University of Michigan School of Public Health
Continuing Education Credit
This course is not offered for credit. A certification is available upon completion.
The Region V Public Health Training Center is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31684 Public Health Training Centers ($924,899). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.
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