Health Disparities Course
2014 NIMHD Translational Health Disparities Course
This two-week intensive course will provide introduction in the principles and practice of health disparities research. With a focus on concepts, methods, key issues, and applications, this course aims to provide the knowledge and research tools needed to conduct and develop translational and transdisciplinary research and interventions to eliminate health disparities. The course content will be developed in the context of the history of health and health disparities in the United States. Biological and non-biological determinants of health will be addressed, and a range of social, political, economic, cultural, and legal theories related to health disparities will be covered.
A number of theoretical frameworks will be used for investigating, evaluating, and discussing health disparities research, and these will address policy and evidence-based practices. Social determinants of health and related conditions within selected health disparity populations will be discussed. The course will also focus on integration of various disciplines (including biological, social, behavioral, physical, and environmental sciences, and law and economics) to understand science, practice, and policy issues. Classes will begin with lectures from nationally and internationally recognized experts from diverse disciplines. Lectures will be followed by panel discussions to explore the module content with some degree of analytic objectivity. Questions and issues that are most relevant to select communities or populations will be chosen by course participants for debate. As part of the experience, selected scholars are provided with the opportunity to work in teams on real life case studies, participate in informational sessions with other NIH staff involved in health disparities research activities, and learn about research and training activities offered at the NIH.
August 11– August 22, 2014 (8:30 a.m.– 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday)
NIH Campus, Bethesda, MD
- Health care/public health professionals
- Public policy professionals
- Academic Researchers
- Members of community-based and faith-based organizations
- Scientists engaged in health disparities research and activities
- Recognize the history of health disparities and identify priorities for the elimination of health disparities
- Describe a broad-based perspective on current health disparities research and critically analyze issues pertaining to gathering and interpretation of data, novel research methods, and resource utilization
- Integrate diverse professional background and learning skills to include critical appraisal of the literature focused on understanding and addressing health disparities
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Certificates for all attendees are provided at the completion of the course. The certificates may be honored by other professional accreditation bodies for continuing educational units (CEU).
The application period for the 2014 Translational Health Disparities Course is now closed.
Applicants will be notified of final decisions by June 25, 2014. Click here for the course calendar.
The course is free, but admission is competitive and daily attendance is mandatory. Participants are responsible for transportation, room and board.
For more information, call (301) 402-1366. There is limited parking on campus. The closest Metro station is Medical Center. Please allow adequate time for security check. Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodation to participate should contact Edgar Dews at (301) 402-1366 and/or the Federal Relay (1-800-877-8339).
For additional information, contact the course planning committee at NIMHDHealthDC@mail.nih.gov
- Module 1: Introduction to Health Disparities Research: Concepts and Overview
- Module 2: Health Disparity from a Policy Perspective: Health and Public Policy
- Module 3: Health Disparity from an Policy Perspective: Influence of Economics and Education Policies
- Module 4: Health Disparity from a Social and Behavioral Science Perspective: The Role of Behavior, Culture, Race and Social Status
- Module 5: Health Disparity from a Biological and Genetic Perspective
- Module 6: Determinants of Health Disparity Disease and Conditions in Racial and Ethnic Minority Populations
- African American Populations
- Asian American Populations
- American Indian and Alaska Native Populations
- Hispanic Populations
- Rural, Poor and Medically Underserved Populations
- Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Populations
- Other Selected Populations
- Module 7: Health Care Disparities: Research, Practice, and Policy
- Module 8: Applications of Data, Measures, and Methods in Addressing Health Disparities
- Module 9: Bioethics – Human Research Subjects Protections, Research Integrity and Ethical Requirements
- Module 10: Translational Health Disparities Research Approaches — Community-based Participatory Research
- Module 11: Translational Health Disparities Research Approaches — Implementation and Dissemination Science
- Module 12: Global Health and Population Health Disparities — Integrating Science, Practice and Policy: Evidence-based Solutions