In my Ethnic Health & Health Disparities course – MPH 6008, there are three major objectives: (1) Identify and assess the major health issues associated with specific ethnic and health disparity populations in the United States; (2) Describe ethnic health and health disparity issues, including its unique and important features; and (3) Apply principles and strategies derived from public health and medical anthropology toward planning, implementing and evaluating specific ethnic health and health disparities intervention programs.
One of the major requirements for students in this class is to complete an ethnic health & health disparities fieldwork project or proposal. Students are asked to do a project or proposal of THEIR choice and interest that’s related to our course. Fortunately, the projects and proposals from my students have been outstanding, informative and very practical. Here are SOME of the ethnic health and health disparities fieldwork projects and proposals from the past couple of years:
2013 Ethnic Health & Health Disparities Fieldwork Projects and Proposals
The Perception of Married Latina Women HIV Transmission and Risk Factors
The Health Disparities of Obesity among African American Women
Hispanic Culture and Diabetes: The Susceptibility of Today’s Youth
Bridging the Gap Between Traditional and Mainstream Healthcare Practices
Asian Indians and Health Disparity
Get Up and Move: African Americans and Obesity
Improving Breastfeeding Support for African American Mothers
Health Disparities among HIV/AIDS Population
Combatting Diabetes in Adult Hispanic/Latino in Pitt County, NC.
Gun Violence in the African American Community
Mental Health Issues among Latino Farmworkers
2012 Ethnic Health & Health Disparities Fieldwork Projects and Proposals
Understanding Infant Mortality among African American Women within Pitt County, NC.
Depression: A Proposal to Evaluate Barriers that Affect African American Males from Seeking Care
Targeting Skin Cancer among Caucasian Women in the United States
A Proposal to Study the Knowledge, Beliefs and Perceptions of Diabetes among the Lumbee Tribe
Communication Breakdown: Impacts of Cultural Competency on Physician and Patient Communication and Strategies to Reduce Ethnic Health Disparities
Tobacco Use in Ethnic Rural Health Disparities: West Virginian Disparities and Culturally Competent Solutions
A Gospel of Good Health: A Fieldwork Study on the Importance of Health and Faith
Solving the Ethnic Health Disparity of Chronic Liver Disease Attributable to Alcohol Consumption in Lumbee Native Americans