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.
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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- Beginner Specialization.
- No prior experience required.
Understanding and Strengthening Health SystemsCurrent session: Aug 20
About the CourseWelcome 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
Public Health in Humanitarian CrisesUpcoming session: Sep 10
- 5 weeks, 2-3 hours per week
About the CourseThis 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
Health for All Through Primary Health CareUpcoming session: Sep 2
- 12-15 hours
About the CourseThis 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
Diagnosing Health Behaviors for Global Health ProgramsUpcoming session: Sep 10
About the CourseHealth 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
Community Change in Public HealthUpcoming session: Sep 3
- 5 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week
About the CourseIn 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
Training and Learning Programs for Volunteer Community Health WorkersUpcoming session: Aug 27
- 6 weeks of study, 2-3 hours per week
About the CourseVolunteer 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
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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