Learners will complete a project in each course. Along the way, you will analyze a health system, propose a primary health care intervention, develop a community health worker training plan, propose a humanitarian intervention, analyze a community undergoing change, perform a health belief assessment, and prepare a country profile for use during travel.
Programa Especializado - Foundations of Global Health
Build skills to improve health & save lives. Learn foundational building blocks of humanitarian program planning, implementation, and evaluation.
Sobre este Programa Especializado
This specialization is intended for people working or aspiring to work in global health programming. You will learn the foundational building blocks of effective program planning, implementation, and evaluation in a variety of settings, including low- and middle-income countries and humanitarian crises.
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Descripción general de los proyectos
- Beginner Specialization.
- No prior experience required.
Understanding and Strengthening Health SystemsPróxima sesión: Aug 20
Acerca del CursoWelcome to our course on Understanding and Strengthening Health Systems for Global Health. During the course we will provide you with an overview of the main elements or building blocks of a health system based on the World Health Organization’s guid
Public Health in Humanitarian CrisesSesión actual: Aug 13
- 5 weeks, 2-3 hours per week
Acerca del CursoThis course introduces a set of public health problems experienced by people affected by natural disasters and/or conflict. It discusses the many changes in people’s lives when they are uprooted by a disaster, ranging from changes in disease patterns, acce
Health for All Through Primary Health CarePróxima sesión: Sep 2
- 12-15 hours
Acerca del CursoThis course explores why primary health care is central for achieving Health for All. It provides examples of how primary health care has been instrumental in approaching this goal in selected populations and how the principles of primary health care can
Diagnosing Health Behaviors for Global Health ProgramsSesión actual: Aug 13
Acerca del CursoHealth behavior lies at the core of any successful public health intervention. While we will examine the behavior of individual in depth in this course, we also recognize by way of the Ecological Model that individual behavior is encouraged or constrained b
Community Change in Public HealthPróxima sesión: Sep 3
- 5 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week
Acerca del CursoIn bringing about behavior change in public health, we often focus on the individual mother, student, or farmer. We should not forget the community structure and norms constrain for encouraging individual health behaviors. This course examine
Training and Learning Programs for Volunteer Community Health WorkersPróxima sesión: Aug 27
- 6 weeks of study, 2-3 hours per week
Acerca del CursoVolunteer community health workers (CHWs) are a major strategy for increasing access to and coverage of basic health interventions. Our village health worker training course reviews the process of training and continuing education of CHWs as an impo
Gilbert Burnham, MD
William Brieger, DrPH
Professor, Health Systems Program of the Department of International Health
Dr. Henry Perry, MD, PhD, MPH
Senior Scientist, International Health
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