URBN 240 Introduction to Urban and Community Health

Spring, Fall

This course focuses on the production of health inequalities and the policy interventions proposed to reduce them, with an emphasis on US cities and Memphis. The course begins by examining the concept of health and its key social determinants. The remainder of the course focuses on applying these conceptual foundations to evaluate community health policies, including access to health care, obesity, gun violence, and environmental health. It uses Memphis as a case study through which to understand many of the challenges of urban
health, as well as the potential policy interventions.

Degree Requirements