Public Health: Health Equity, Sustainability, and Well-Being in a Global Age

Taught by Professors Alison Scott & Sarah Menefee

  • 3 credit hours
  • COLL 300 Approved

DC Winter Seminars welcomes Professors Alison Scott and Sarah Menefee to teach the 2020 Public Health Winter Seminar!

What matters for health and well-being? How do we build health opportunity, while also protecting the planet? Why, in the United States, does “wealth equal health”? This course will explore personal, economic, political, and environmental determinants of health equity. Emphasis will be placed on 1) holism and health and 2) socioecological frameworks of health. Students will engage with individuals and organizations in the Washington D.C. area that tackle these issues on a daily basis. Class sessions will be interactive and involve a blend of lecture, discussion, guest speakers, and in-class activities.