IMPLEMENTATION AND SUSTAINABILITY OF COMMUNITY-BASED HEALTH PROGRAMS Syllabus
Course DescriptionUses 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.
Methods of AssessmentStudent evaluation based on class participation and a paper.
Additional Faculty Notes:
Student evaluation will be based on the following:
- Attendance: 10%
- Lab 1: 15%
- Lab 2: 10%
- Panel Presentation & Discussion: 15%
- Paper: 50%
Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.
Academic Ethics Code
The code, discussed in the Policy and Procedure Memorandum for Students, March 31, 2002, will be adhered to in this class:
Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.
Course Learning Objectives
Information not required for this course type
Among the topics covered in the course are:
- Theoretical perspectives relevant to the study of community interventions and program implementation
- Community participation
- Frameworks for conceptualizing and measuring implementation
- Evaluation issues specific to community-based health programs
- Program characteristics associated with successful sustainability
- Programmatic considerations related to the goal of sustainability
Contact Information(from old syllabus)
Caryn Bell (Teaching Assistant)
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