Intended for students who have completed the introduction to health equity research course and/or have previous experience working in this area. This course will cover innovative methods, practical tools, and skills required to conduct rigorous health equity research and translate evidence-based strategies into practice and policy. Covers topics ranging from conceptual frameworks for stakeholder engagement and behavioral intervention development, to adapting interventions for socially-at-risk populations, and research methods in healthcare services and social epidemiology.
Designing Multi-Level Interventions To Close The Implementation Gap In Health Equity Research
This module provides as an introduction to the course. In this module, we discuss designing multi-level interventions to close the implementation gap in health equity research.
Using Social Epidemiology Research To Inform Health Equity Interventions
In this module, we discuss how social epidemiology can be used to inform the development of health equity interventions.
Using Health Services Research Methods to Inform Health Equity Interventions
In this module, we discuss the use of health services research methods to inform health equity interventions.
Tailoring Assessment and Intervention Materials for Socially At-Risk Populations
In this module, we describe how to tailor assessment and intervention materials for socially-at-risk populations. We provide examples of how to adapt materials for populations with limited health literacy and populations with limited English proficiency.
Implementing Health Equity Research
In this module, we discuss multiple considerations in implementing health equity research. The first is strategies to increase diversity in research participation. The second is hiring and training staff to conduct health equity research.
Lisa A. Cooper, M.D. and Tanjala S. Purnell, PhD MPH
This is an excellent follow-up to the Foundations of Health Equity Research course by the same instructors and institution. While some of the concepts are definitely not unheard of, the way they integrate well to the overarching goal of promoting health...
This is an excellent follow-up to the Foundations of Health Equity Research course by the same instructors and institution. While some of the concepts are definitely not unheard of, the way they integrate well to the overarching goal of promoting health equity is quite new to me. I was also able to acknowledge better the challenges, in terms of research infrastructure and health disparities, in my local context. While all five modules are interesting and well-made, my favorite take-aways from this offering are those involving research and interventions related to health literacy. For people from developing nations who are interested to conduct endeavors on health equity promotion in their own setting, I think that this material can serve as a model to realize such goals.