IMPLEMENTATION AND SUSTAINABILITY OF COMMUNITY-BASED HEALTH PROGRAMS Syllabus
Course Learning ObjectivesUpon 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.
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.
Methods of Assessment
Grading Policy: Student evaluation based on class participation and a 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
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