Undergraduate Courses and Programs
MED 143: Health Education in Community Clinics (Fall)
Open to undergraduate, graduate, and medical students. Principles of health education, theories of behavior change, methods for risk reduction. Presentations of health education modules, focusing on topics prevalent among underserved populations. Students apply theoretical frameworks to health education activities in the Cardinal Free Clinics. Pre- or co-requisite: MED 157. Application required.
MED 149: Medical Interpreting at the CFC: The Qualified Bilingual Student Program (Winter and Spring)
Open to medical students, graduate students, and undergraduates. The skills and etiquette of medical interpreting from a cross-cultural perspective. All students are required to volunteer at the Pacific or Arbor Free Clinic. Completion qualifies students to become volunteer interpreters at the Pacific or Arbor Free Clinic. Service Learning Course (certified by Haas Center). Prerequisite: Advanced fluency in a language other than English. The primary languages of service are Chinese (Mandarin), Spanish, and Vietnamese.
MED 157: Foundations for Community Health (Spring)
Open to undergraduate, graduate, and MD students. Examination and exploration of community health principles and their application at the local level. Designed to prepare students to make substantive contributions in a variety of community health settings (e.g. clinics, government agencies, non-profit organization, advocacy groups). Topics include community health assessment; health disparities; health promotion and disease prevention; strategies for working with diverse, low-income, and underserved populations; and principles of ethical and effective community engagement.
For information on any of the courses listed above, please contact: Jorge De Luna, MPH Educational Programs Coordinator.
MED 257ABC Community Health Advocacy Fellowship (year-long)
MED257 is a three-quarter course series that provides students with knowledge and concrete skills for working with and advocating for underserved populations. Through coursework and placements in community health clinics and social service organizations, students will broaden and deepen their understanding of the structural determinants of health, how they impact underserved populations, and the various levels at which these challenges can and should be addressed.
For information on this course, please contact: Nell Curran, MPH Community Advocacy Program Coordinator
Community Health Advocacy Fellowship
Aims to provide undergraduate students with concrete skills for working with and advocating for underserved populations. Through coursework and placements in community health clinics and social service organizations, Fellows will broaden and deepen their understanding of the social and economic determinants of health, how they impact underserved populations, and the various levels at which these challenges can – and should – be addressed.