Public Health Equity

Graduate Certificate in Public Health Equity

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Public Health Equity

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Are you ready to make meaningful changes that improve the health of underserved people? Whether you are transitioning from a health care environment or looking to start a brand new career, this certificate will give you the skills you need to investigate public health issues, make data-driven decisions, provide public health education, and improve population health outcomes.

Explore how the lack of quality health and public health services lead to preventable illnesses. Then, learn how to leverage data and forge high-impact interdisciplinary collaboration to promote health equity at the local, national, and global levels. Start today and use your newfound skills and knowledge to make a difference, wherever you are in the world.

A bachelor’s degree is required for admittance to this certificate program.

15 Credits

5 Courses

10 Months

Program Duration

Start January 8

Courses start every 8 weeks

What Courses Will I Take?

Explore theories, concepts, emerging technologies, and models from the social and behavioral sciences as they form the basis for health education and public health interventions on a variety of levels. Models of individual and interpersonal health behavior are examined, as well as community and group models of health behavior change. This course also addresses the emerging use of technology and social media in behavioral health interventions.
To succeed in the public health field, the ability to understand and apply basic statistical methods is essential. The major topics covered in this course include types of data, study designs, probability, hypothesis testing, power, and sample size. Emphasis is placed on applying appropriate statistical methods, interpreting the results across public health environments, and communicating effectively with diverse stakeholders.
Epidemiology has long been an integral part of disease prevention and treatment interventions. Recent pandemics have spurred interest in understanding how disease spreads and how to stop the spread. Epidemiology provides valuable insights into what makes people healthy, chronic disease prevention, and an evidence base to create and test interventions. In this course, you will develop an understanding of disease etiology and surveillance strategies. You will learn how to use data to identify trends in morbidity and mortality, as well as how this data can inform public health policy and best practices.
Examine the history and development of health promotion programs as they impact the health of populations. Students hone their skills in applying theory to design, implement, and evaluate programs that competently address cultural, psychological, and behavioral factors impacting public health outcomes.
Where we live, work, and play matters deeply in the health of a community. This course provides you with an opportunity to critically examine environmental health issues, contributing factors, and promising approaches that can be taken to improve the health of environments. You will explore factors that impact air, water, land, and climate. Delve into the intersects of health, environment, and social justice throughout the term. Over this term, you will have several opportunities to identify, research, and propose strategies to address environmental issues of interest to you.
Your Investment
  • Earn your certificate as a standalone credential, or, apply 100% of your credits to Excelsior’s Master of Science in Health Sciences.
  • Keep your career on the cutting edge— while saving time and money
  • Public health touches every part of our lives from where we live, learn, work, and play!
  • In the United States, zip code, income, education, race/ethnicity, and access to health care can impact how long we live by up to 15 years. Public health professionals are needed more than ever to address these disparities.

$715 per Credit

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Steven Marciano decided to transition from bedside nursing to nursing administration. He's now an important part of the new public health approach to health care, emphasizing community needs and implementing community interventions for disease prevention management and overall health and wellness. 

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