Addressing Public Health Disparities

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Program Description

Stacked badges that lead to a micro-credential related to public health disparities. Program includes one course combined with a local, a national, and an international outreach experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for the Addressing Public Health Disparities program?

This program is open to licensed health care professionals, students (undergraduate and graduate) and faculty teaching in health profession programs, who are interested in gaining a perspective on public health and participating in collaborative practice outreach missions.

What skills will I obtain?

This program provides local, national, and international experiences that enable collaboration with non-profit organizations, educators, students and practitioners to function as part of a multi-disciplinary team to provide screenings, education, and direct patient care to those that need it most.

How long will it take to complete this program?

Two-three semesters. Length of program will depend on participants availability for national and international outreach experiences.

What will I earn when I complete this program?

Upon completion of the full program you will earn a notation on your academic transcript as well as a series of badges that you may use on your digital resume or social media sites. Alternatively, you may opt for one or two badges only, depending upon your own goals and objectives.

Required courses: Micro-credential

EEH 521: Global Health (Spring Semester Offering, 3 credits)

Global health is an exciting and vibrant field of research and practice. This course is a survey of topics, through which we will examine the meaning global health, aid and governance. We will study underlying reasons for poverty, hunger and malnutrition, and health disparities in low and middle-income countries, particularly as they affect women and children. We will also discuss interventions and current solutions meant to alleviate these problems. This class is intended to be discussion-heavy. Students are responsible for reading, learning, and reflecting. Doing the readings, taking part in discussions, asking questions, giving feedback–all of these are critical to the individual and collective success of the class.

Micro-credential Badge Information

Dakar, Senegal

Location of Trip: Dakar, Senegal

Annual Dates of Trip: 10-14 day period in July

Organizing Faculty: Joseph E. Gambacorta, DDS

Organizing Faculty Contact Info: jeg9@buffalo.edu

Credit Bearing? Yes, Badge Opportunity

Organizing Entity School of Dental Medicine/International Office

Cost of trip per participant: $2500.00-$3000.00

Travel Funds available? No

Multidisciplinary opportunity? Yes-Nursing, Community Global Health Equity

Faculty from other disciplines able to participate? Yes-Nursing, Community of Global Health Equity

Learning Objectives:

1. Identify health disparities within populations across the lifespan.

2. Examine the health needs and issues of vulnerable and diverse populations.

3. Appraise trends and future direction for health promotion and disease prevention across populations within the political, social, economic and ethical context.

4. Utilize evidenced based population strategies to enhance health across the lifespan.                 

5. Work as a member of an inter-professional healthcare delivery team.

 

Knoxville, Tennessee

Location of Trip: Knoxville, Tennessee

Annual Dates of Trip: First weekend (3-days) in February

Organizing Faculty: Joseph E. Gambacorta, DDS

Organizing Faculty Contact Info: jeg9@buffalo.edu

Credit Bearing? Yes, Badge Opportunity

Organizing Entity: School of Dental Medicine

Partner Organization: Remote Area Medical (RAM)

Cost of trip per participant: $100-$200.00

Travel Funds available? No

Multidisciplinary opportunity? Yes-Nursing, Community Global Health Equity

Faculty from other disciplines able to participate? Yes-Nursing, Community of Global Health Equity

Learning Objectives:

1. Identify health disparities within populations across the lifespan.

2. Examine the health needs and issues of vulnerable and diverse populations.

3. Appraise trends and future direction for health promotion and disease prevention across populations within the political, social, economic and ethical context.

4. Utilize evidenced based population strategies to enhance health across the lifespan.                 

5. Work as a member of an inter-professional healthcare delivery team.

Borgne, Haiti

Location of Trip: Borgne, Haiti

Annual Dates of Trip: One week Mid-March

Organizing Faculty: Joseph E. Gambacorta, DDS

Organizing Faculty Contact Info: jeg9@buffalo.edu

Credit Bearing? Yes, Badge Opportunity

Organizing Entity: School of Dental Medicine/International Office

Partner Organization: Alyans Sante Borgne Hopsital (ASB)

Cost of trip per participant: $1000.00-$1250.00

Travel Funds available? No

Multidisciplinary opportunity? Yes-Pharmacy, Nursing, Community Global Health Equity

Faculty from other disciplines able to participate? Yes-Pharmacy, Nursing, Community of Global Health Equity

Learning Objectives:

1. Identify health disparities within populations across the lifespan.

2. Examine the health needs and issues of vulnerable and diverse populations.

3. Appraise trends and future direction for health promotion and disease prevention across populations within the political, social, economic and ethical context.

4. Utilize evidenced based population strategies to enhance health across the lifespan.                 

5. Work as a member of an inter-professional healthcare delivery team.

 

La Romana, Dominican Republic

Location of Trip: La Romana, Dominican Republic

Annual Dates of Trip: One week Mid-March

Organizing Faculty: Dr. Kevin D'Angelo, DDS

Organizing Faculty Contact Info: drkd@aol.com

Credit Bearing? Yes, Badge Opportunity

Organizing Entity School of Dental Medicine/International Office

Partner Organization: Hospital el Buen Samaritano/Flying Dentists Association Mission Foundation

Cost of trip per participant: $1500.00-$2000.00

Travel Funds available? No

Multidisciplinary opportunity? Yes-Community Global Health Equity

Faculty from other disciplines able to participate? Yes-Community of Global Health Equity

Learning Objectives:

1. Identify health disparities within populations across the lifespan.

2. Examine the health needs and issues of vulnerable and diverse populations.

3. Appraise trends and future direction for health promotion and disease prevention across populations within the political, social, economic and ethical context.

4. Utilize evidenced based population strategies to enhance health across the lifespan.                 

5. Work as a member of an inter-professional healthcare delivery team.

 

Directions on how to enroll

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