Mission and Program Outcomes
The mission of the Community Health program is to enable students to promote health and wellness for the betterment of older adults, and the community.
The program prepares students to design and implement programs that increase the quality, availability, and effectiveness of educational and community-based programs to prevent disease and improve health and quality of life.
Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
- Plan, develop, and implement community health education programs using a variety of strategies to improve the health status of the community as an aggregate population.
- Conduct assessments of health needs and resources at both the individual and community level, including an analysis of social and political barriers that may impede health promotion efforts.
- Identify, analyze, and interpret factors influencing people's health status through a strong grounding in social and behavioral theory.
- Identify and analyze health disparities and design appropriate, culturally competent prevention and intervention strategies.
- Develop, analyze, and interpret factors influencing people’s health status through a strong grounding in social and behavioral theory and organizational management.
- Demonstrate competency in working with diverse cultures and communities.
- Evaluate the process and outcome of community-based health education programs and long-term care programs.
- Articulate the ethical and legal principles informing health education practice.
- Meet admission requirements for selected health and human services professional programs.