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Teaching Prevention 2016: Preparing Students to Address Emerging Issues

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Module 1: Determinants of Health
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After completing this module, students will be able to:

  1. Discuss how to assess the health status of populations using available data (e.g., public health surveillance data, vital statistics, registries, surveys, electronic health records and health plan claims data)
  2. Describe the distribution of morbidity and mortality by age, gender, race, socioeconomic status, and geography in the United States
  3. Discuss the role of socioeconomic, environmental, cultural, and other population-level determinants of health on the health status and health care of individuals and populations
  4. Identify the leading causes of death, leading underlying causes of death, and health disparities in the United States
  5. Apply the Healthy People 2020 Objectives both in assessment of health status and as a component of strategies to improve community health


Class Lecture Material

Determinants of Health (Video – 42:22 minutes)

Determinants of Health Slides (PowerPoint)

Determinants of Health Transcript (PDF)


Supplemental Material

Assessing Community Health (Video - 34:32 minutes)

Assessing Community Health (PowerPoint)

Community Health Assessment Onondaga County, New York - Student Guide (PDF)



Determinants of Health - PowerPoint References (PDF)

Determinants of Health - Resources (PDF)

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