Foundations of Global Health Specialization

Starts Oct 18

Foundations of Global Health Specialization

Build skills to improve health & save lives. Learn foundational building blocks of humanitarian program planning, implementation, and evaluation.

About This Specialization

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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courses
6 courses

Follow the suggested order or choose your own.

projects
Projects

Designed to help you practice and apply the skills you learn.

certificates
Certificates

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Projects Overview

Courses
Beginner Specialization.
No prior experience required.
  1. COURSE 1

    Understanding and Strengthening Health Systems

    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    Welcome 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 g
  2. COURSE 2

    Public Health in Humanitarian Crises

    Commitment
    5 weeks, 2-3 hours per week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    This 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, a
  3. COURSE 3

    Health for All Through Primary Health Care

    Commitment
    12-15 hours
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    This 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 c
  4. COURSE 4

    Diagnosing Health Behaviors for Global Health Programs

    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    Health 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 constraine
  5. COURSE 5

    Community Change in Public Health

    Commitment
    5 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    In 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 exam
  6. COURSE 6

    Training and Learning Programs for Volunteer Community Health Workers

    Commitment
    6 weeks of study, 2-3 hours per week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    Volunteer 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 i

Creators

  • Johns Hopkins University

    The mission of The Johns Hopkins University is to educate its students and cultivate their capacity for life-long learning, to foster independent and original research, and to bring the benefits of discovery to the world.

    The mission of The Johns Hopkins University is to educate its students and cultivate their capacity for life-long learning, to foster independent and original research, and to bring the benefits of discovery to the world.

  • Mija Ververs

    Mija Ververs

    Senior Associate
  • Gilbert Burnham, MD

    Gilbert Burnham, MD

    Professor
  • William Brieger, DrPH

    William Brieger, DrPH

    Professor, Health Systems Program of the Department of International Health
  • Dr. Henry Perry, MD, PhD, MPH

    Dr. Henry Perry, MD, PhD, MPH

    Senior Scientist, International Health

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