Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for IMPLEMENTATION AND SUSTAINABILITY OF COMMUNITY-BASED HEALTH PROGRAMS (410.630.01), a course offered by the Department of Health Behavior and Society at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Uses projects primarily from domestic settings to illustrate and evaluate the program component delivery process and continuation or sustainability of activities and benefits of community-based disease prevention and health promotion programs after initial funding ends. Covers theories of innovation and organizational change; community participation and involvement; programmatic, cost-benefit, and ethical considerations related to the goal of sustainability; program characteristics associated with sustainability; and the relationships between investments in health and overall community development.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to (1) describe the fundamental concepts, approaches, and limitations of community health programs; (2) describe concepts for the implementation of effective health interventions and discuss the importance of these concepts to health outcomes; (3) demonstrate increased understanding of the types, usages, and importance of evaluation, particularly as it relates to program implementation; (4) recognize the indicators of the capacity to maintain health interventions through sustainable programs; and (5) apply factors related to the implementation, evaluation, and sustainability of community-based health interventions.
Mon Wed 9:00 AM to 10:20 AM
Grading Policy: Student evaluation based on class participation and a paper.
Grading Restrictions: Letter grade