Health disparities that disproportionately affect minority and low-income populations may enhance their vulnerability to the effects of environmental pollution. Understanding the challenges, vulnerabilities, and exploitations of minority and low-income populations is important in characterizing the health risks associated with exposure to environmental pollution. In this course, students will learn how socioeconomic inequities can lead to unequal exposures to environmental pollution, resulting in health disparities. Students will evaluate ways to address and minimize health disparities in minority and low-income populations using research to action initiatives including, but not limited to, citizen science and policy. They will also examine how academics, non-profit organizations, community members, and government agencies can collaborate to address health disparities.
COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES
- Disproportionate exposures to environmental hazards can magnify adverse health effects in vulnerable communities
- Environmental justice plays a vital role in creating health and social equity
- Assessing community health: Indicator approaches to assessment
- Integrating cumulative health impacts in efforts to address environmental injustices
- Community engagement in risk-related assessments to support environmental justice remedies
- Research to action approaches to minimizing health and social inequities
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