Community- Based Public Health
To develop students’ skills and competencies for careers in both community-based public health practice and research, particularly for applications in underserved urban settings. By marrying training in these two areas, this certificate will prepare future community public health practitioners and researchers to collaborate. The certificate will train recipients in the skills and knowledge necessary for community-based public health program development, management and evaluation, community-based participatory research (CPBR) and other research in community settings.
It will also train students in the following key competencies for community-based public health practice and research, including:
CULTURAL COMPETENCY SKILLS AND ATTITUDES
- Identify the role of cultural, social, and behavioral factors in determining the delivery of community-based public health
- Utilize appropriate methods for interacting sensitively, effectively, and professionally with persons from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, educational, racial, ethnic, and professional backgrounds, and persons of all ages and lifestyle preferences
- Develop and adapt approaches to problems that take into account cultural differences
LINKING SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CAUSES OF DISEASE AND COMMUNITY HEALTH
- Define, assess, and understand the health status of populations, determinants of health and illness, factors contributing to health promotion and disease prevention, and factors influencing the use of health services impacting communities
- Understand the historical development, structure, and interaction of national and local public health and health care systems
- Identify and apply research methods appropriate for community-based applications
COMMUNITY DIMENSIONS OF PRACTICE SKILLS AND ATTITUDES
- Promote the utilization of leadership, team building, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills to build community partnerships and maintain key stakeholders
- Utilize best practices for engaging in effective community partnerships
- Identify community assets and available resources
Certificate Program Contact
L. Robin Newcomb
The certificate is open to masters and doctoral students currently enrolled in any division of The Johns Hopkins University, with the exception of JHSPH MAS degree students, who are not eligible to apply until they have completed their primary degree program.
All applicants must review the General Certificate Guidelines page, which provides important information about how to apply to a certificate program.
APPLYING TO THE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM AS A JHU GRADUATE STUDENT (Non-Degree Students are not Eligible for this Program)
Prior to beginning coursework, applicants should email a letter to the Certificate Program Contact outlining career objectives and how the CBPH certificate program will help achieve them.
Start terms: It is possible to begin the certificate program only in these terms: 1, 2, 3, & 4.
REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION
The certificate program requires a minimum of 18 term credits. Students must complete all certificate coursework for a letter grade, earn a minimum of a C in each certificate course, and maintain a grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 in all certificate coursework. Any request to substitute a course that the faculty sponsors consider essential to meet the certificate program competencies must be given serious consideration. The student must propose the course to be substituted and present a rationale for the request. In no case will more than one substitution be permitted. All courses for the certificate program must be completed within a three-year period.
The student should review the section of the website that addresses completion before completing certificate program requirements. The student's transcript will not indicate that the certificate program was earned until the Notification of Completion has been submitted, verified by the certificate program and processed by the Registrar.
COURSE OF STUDY
Students should check the JHSPH course directory to confirm when the courses are offered. The term and time may change from what is listed in the table below and students should also check for pre-requisites and whether instructor consent is required.
|PH.550.860||Academic & Research Ethics at JHSPH (All students are required to complete this noncredit course in their first term of study)|
|Required (Core) Courses|
|PH.410.630||Implementation and Sustainability of Community-Based Health Programs||3|
|PH.410.631||Introduction to Community-Based Participatory Research: Principles and Methods||3|
|Any students not enrolled in the School of Nursing are required to take the following practicum course. Students must apply to be accepted into the Baltimore Community Practicum during 1st term; instructor permission is required. Experience prior to enrollment in the student's current degree program is not applicable to the certificate program|
|PH.550.864||Baltimore Community Practicum (Please note: This is a multiterm course: students must enroll in both 2nd and 3rd terms)||1 - 4|
|School of Nursing students are required to take one of the following two practicum courses|
|NR.500.602||Public Health Nursing Theory & Practice - Practicum||3|
|NR.500.606||Public Health Nursing Leadership, Management, & Evaluation Capstone Practicum||3|
|Elective Courses: Each student must select at least one course from each of the following three groups of courses, for a total minimum of 10 credits|
|Group 1: Competency Skills and Attitudes|
|NR.110.560||Program Development and Evaluation in Health Care||2|
|PH.224.690||Qualitative Research Theory and Methods||3|
|PH.224.691||Qualitative Data Analysis||3|
|PH.410.650||Introduction to Persuasive Communications: Theories and Practice||4|
|PH.410.651||Health Literacy: Challenges and Strategies for Effective Communication||3|
|Group 2: Linking Social and Environmental Causes of Disease and Community Health|
|PH.221.624||Urban Health in Developing Countries||3|
|PH.301.615||Seminar in Health Disparities||3|
|PH.305.607||Public Health Practice||4|
|PH.305.613||EVALUATION-INFORMED PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION||4|
|PH.380.612||Applications in Program Monitoring and Evaluation||4|
|PH.410.611||Under Pressure: Health, Wealth & Poverty||3|
|PH.410.620||Program Planning for Health Behavior Change||3|
|Group 3: Community Dimensions of Practice Skills and Attitudes|
|PH.180.655||Baltimore Food Systems: A Case Study of Urban Food Environments||4|
|PH.221.635||Advances in Community-Oriented Primary Health Care||4|
|PH.340.698||Methods For Assessing Power, Privilege, and Public Health in the United States||4|
|PH.410.861||Graduate Seminar in Community-Based Research||1|
|NR.500.604||Population-Based Public Health Nursing Interventions||3|
|PH.550.601||Implementation Research and Practice||3|