Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Health Equity

The certificate in Health Equity is designed to prepare students to become skilled and compassionate healthcare providers, public health professionals, and policy advocates who understand how social, clinical, and policy forces shape health status. Students work in community and clinical placements in order to connect academic concepts to lived experience and to gain practical skills in recognizing and mitigating the pathways that produce disparities. 

Program participants will

  • Understand how unjust social conditions cause illness and disease for stigmatized populations
  • Be able to identify and intervene in their own practice and with colleagues when bias leads to unequal care
  • Learn to practice equity-oriented, person-centered care that helps individuals seeking clinical services feel valued and welcomed
  • Learn how policy affects health and how to be an effective advocate for better policies