301.692.51 | AY 2013-2014 - Winter I Term | 3 Credit(s)
MTW 9:00:00 AM
  • Contact Information
  • Course Learning Objectives

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

    • Articulate the types and key roles of CBOs/NGOs in health and public health
    • Outline the relationships of CBOs/NGOs among other key players impacting global health and public health, such as governments, industry, and donor foundations
    • Better recognize how CBOs/NGOs may facilitate (or hinder)health and public health objectives
    • Exercise skills and principles related to starting, sustaining and/or partnering effectively with CBOs/NGOs to achieve health and public health goals
    • Describe the roles of CBOs/NGOs in the larger contexts of globalization, world politics, and social development
  • Course Description

    Provides students with a working knowledge of NGOs and CBOs in health and public health, both domestically and internationally. From public health research, to service delivery, to health policy and management, both novice and expert acquire on-the-ground insights and skills important to those planning a public health career. Presents the roles of CBOs/NGOs in a variety of arenas, including infectious disease control, environmental health, and disaster and humanitarian response. Provides basic skills and lessons, from starting and sustaining an organization, to working with CBOs/NGOs to achieve and maximize success of your particular public health goals. Discusses the roles of CBOs/NGOs within the larger contexts of globalization, world politics, and social development. Domestic and internationally recognized organizations such as the American Red Cross, the National AIDS Fund, and the Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine participate in guest lectures.

  • Intended Audience

    students interested in understanding the role of NGO and CBOs domestically and internationally

  • Methods of Assessment

    Grading Policy: 50% class participation and 50% final paper

    Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

  • 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.

  • Disability Support Services

    If you are a student with a documented disability who requires an academic accommodation, please contact Betty H. Addison in the Office of Student Life Services:, 410-955-3034, or 2017 E. Monument Street.