380.742.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 4th Term | 3 Credit(s)
T 3:30:00 PM
  • Contact Information
    Anne Riley
  • Course Learning Objectives

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

    • Understand the role of family capacities in shaping family health and the health of family members
    • Apply Family Impact Analysis methodology to evaluate the likely effects of proposed policies on different types of families
    • Plan ways to include a family orientation in public health surveillance and assurance efforts
  • Course Description
    Focuses on understanding how programs and policies are likely to affect the capacities of families to develop and maintain health, and on teaching students to apply analytic methods to evaluate the relative value and impact of various programs or policies.
  • Intended Audience
    Graduate public health students; and doctoral students, post-doctoral fellows, and faculty across the Hopkins institutions.
  • Methods of Assessment
    In-class analysis of program/policy impact on family capacities ; class discussions; student presentations ; develop family health policy brief
  • Required Text(s)

    Additional Faculty Notes:

    Required Text

    Karen Bogenschneider. Family Policy Matters: How Policymaking Affects Families and What Professionals Can Do.

    Textbook Details

    • EDITION: 2nd Edition
    • ISBN: 080586072X
    • ISBN-13: 9780805860726
    • PUB. DATE: June 2006
    • PUBLISHER: Taylor & Francis, Inc.


    Recommended Text

    Andrew Cherlin. Public and Private Families.

    Textbook Details

    • EDITION: 6th Edition
    • ISBN: 0073404365
    • ISBN-13: 9780073404363
    • PUB. DATE: November 2009
    • PUBLISHER: McGraw-Hill Companies, The


    Meg Karraker and Janet Grochowski. Families With Futures: Famly Studies Into the 21st Century.

    Textbook Details

    • EDITION: 2nd Edition
    • ISBN: 080585469X
    • ISBN-13: 978-0805854695
    • PUB. DATE: November 9, 2005
    • PUBLISHER: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
  • Course Schedule

    Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.

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  • Welcome Message

    Teaching Assistant

    Ali Crandall, MPH

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