About The Course
Welcome Message

Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for KNOWLEDGE MOBILIZATION WITH INDIGENOUS PEOPLES (221.675.91), a course offered by the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Course Description

Stimulates new insights on how research can be applied to define and promote programs, policies and change. Explores key approaches to employing research agendas and findings to enhancement of health and well-being across local, national and international communities. These include, among other things, education and advocacy approaches to influencing policy and political change through research knowledge. Also examines systematic approaches to employing research and findings to facilitate change. Leading Indigenous researchers serve as guest faculty and share case examples of knowledge mobilization to address Indigenous interests. Among other activities, participants initiate development of a blueprint to translate research specific to their interests to enhancement of well-being in local communities and beyond.

Course Learning Objectives

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Define and describe how research can be used to develop and promote programs, policies and change
  • Identify opportunities for translating knowledge to action in Indigenous communities
  • Develop a draft plan to translate research knowledge to enhancing well-being of communities where they live
  • Present this plan to a group of national/international stakeholders for review and input

Course Time

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri   8:30 AM to 2:20 PM

Course Faculty

Experience living and working in indigenous settings.

Intended Audience

Current and emerging Indigenous health professionals and others seeking to understand and address health status and health needs among Indigenous peoples.

Grading Policy & Grading Restrictions

Grading Policy: Class participation and discussion, group activities and final paper

Grading Restrictions: Letter grade