11.S941 / 11.S199
Healthy Cities: Assessing Health Impacts of Policies and Plans

Examines the built, psychosocial, economic, and natural environment factors that affect health behaviors and outcomes. Introduces tools designed to integrate public health considerations into policymaking and planning. Extensive hands-on training in the application of Health Impact Assessment methodology, which brings a health lens to policy, budgeting, and planning debates. Emphasizes health equity and healthy cities. Designed to prepare graduate students from planning/policy fields to interface with public health organizations, agencies, or advocacy groups in professional contexts. Also intended to accommodate advanced undergraduates, particularly pre-health undergraduates, interested in behavioral and sociocultural determinants of health. Undergraduates may register with the permission of the instructor.

No prerequisites required