EA 210 (EEA 210) - American Poverty and Healthcare

Health and income are strongly correlated in America. People living in poverty suffer from more chronic and acute diseases, experience higher rates of mental illness and die earlier. This course seeks to answer three questions. Why are people poor? How does poverty lead to health disparities? What can a health care professional do about it? This course will examine historical approaches to solving poverty, current policies and future directions. Students will consider the influence of factors including race, gender, culture, education, location, power, politics and markets.

Semester hours: 3.0

Last updated: 06/30/2023