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2017-2018 Catalog and Handbook 
2017-2018 Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HCA 301 - Urban Health Issues and Public Policy (4 Credits)

Prerequisite: None
This course will present a range of key health issues and problems that confront urban communities in the U.S. Students will examine the impact of these issues on the health of urban residents, with attention to variations in impact related to race, ethnicity, gender and class. Issues include environmental health, homelessness, urban substance abuse, access to care among disabled health care populations, infectious diseases, immigrant health, urban violence, occupational health for urban workers, among others. Policies that have been enacted or proposed to address each of these issues will be presented and critically evaluated throughout the course.