HCM 3305: Community Health


Community Health includes practical guidance in the areas of community health, health education, and health promotion. This course also covers information about the design, development, and evaluation of programs in the community. Consideration is given to racial, ethnic, socio-economic, political, and residential patterns of health and the impact that each has on community health.


  1. Determine strategies to confront prevalent community health issues facing the United States.
  2. Discuss how epidemiology is used to prevent and control disease.
  3. Recognize effective organization and promotion of health programming for community health on a global scale.
  4. Compare and contrast the different approaches of caring for different age groups in community health.
  5. Explain competencies necessary to provide culturally appropriate services to diverse populations.
  6. Evaluate the current treatment of mental disorders and any necessary changes in these approaches.
  7. Formulate plans to educate the community on issues of alcohol, tobacco, and drug use.
  8. Distinguish the various forms of healthcare delivery in the United States and methods for improvement.
  9. Recommend methods for controlling pollution and diseases caused by pollution.
  10. Propose ideas for dealing with intentional and unintentional injuries within the community.


  1. HCM 1301
  2. HCM 3002


Introduction to community and public health

Publisher: Jossey-Bass (2014)
Author: Sharma, M., Branscum, P. W., & Atri, A.
ISBN: 9781118410554
Price: $89.70

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