Course Description

Behavioral, environmental, and public policy factors affecting populations. Transportation, emigration, and immigration patterns affect health status. Substantial differences in health status among world’s population examined. Course presents a broad understanding of the global aspects of health promotion.

Learning Outcomes

  • Define ecological concepts of health promotion from a global perspective.
  • Describe the major international health status indicators and their data sources.
  • Assess the influence of the Ottawa Charter on health promotion programs in other countries.
  • List major behavior change strategies used in selected countries.
  • Explain the range of health promotion services at local, state, and national levels for selected countries.
  • Compare and contrast the health status of selected countries according to behavioral, environmental, and policy factors.


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