The Influence of Social Determinants on Health, Short Course | Part time online | Coursera | United States
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Improve Health Equity in Your Community. Implement data to drive policy and community change with this The Influence of Social Determinants on Health course offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Michigan.

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Why are some groups healthier than others, and how do these differences emerge and persist over a lifetime? How do social policies on housing, transportation, and employment relate to health and health inequalities? 

This The Influence of Social Determinants on Health course offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Michigan will examine social, behavioral, economic, political, and structural factors that contribute to health inequalities, and suggest innovative ways to reduce disparities in health to achieve health equity.

You will learn how to:

  • Use conceptual models to understand health disparities in the U.S. and internationally.
  • Access and use high-quality data sources to present statistics that illustrate the social-environmental-health issues within a community.
  • Identify the main sources of these disparities from a population science perspective, and use public health evidence to inform policy efforts to address these disparities.
  • Conduct community health needs assessments and identify evidence-based interventions.

Applied Learning Project

Projects in each course within the specialization will focus on developing presentations that can be used to educate a wide variety of stakeholders (community, business, local government, healthcare, etc.) about the social determinants of health and their relationship to health in our communities to progress toward health equity. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Determinants of Health
  • The Influence of Social Context on Health
  • Assessing and Improving Community Health

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 1 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.





Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Beginner level

  • No prior experience required

Tuition Fee

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