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University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health CPH 577 Social Cultural and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health On-Line Course

Instructor: Kathryn Coe, PhD

Office Hours by Appointment Cell: 520-237-3901 Office: 520-626-6965, A250 Email: Chandra Almony

Teaching Assistant:

Course Description: This on-line class is designed to be a graduate level overview of the social, cultural, and behavioral aspects of public health. Public health problems and the influences of social cultural issues will be analyzed in relation to health behavior. Readings, discussion, film clips, and class experiences/assignments will focus on understanding the social and cultural issues that influence health related behaviors among specific populations in the Southwestern United States, North America, and internationally. Course Prerequisites: A bachelor’s degree and/or admission to the MPH program (unless admitted by the instructor under special circumstances). Course Objectives: Upon completion of the course, each student will have a general background of significant social, cultural, and behavioral issues related to public health. Each student will have developed a foundation of skills and knowledge that will enhance their ability to work in the field of public health and assist in the development of culturally appropriate interventions for all populations. Course Notes: Course notes are not provided, but PowerPoint presentations are on line and all articles are on e-reserve. Required Text/Readings: No textbook is required but all readings are on E-reserve. To access them, either go to the week in question, or go to: click on “Electronic Reserves and Reserve Pages” and enter “CPH577” as the course number and the password “CPH577” and click “accept.” This will allow access to the syllabus, and each class’ reading list. Course Format: Each class will be online with an introduction, PowerPoint presentations with audio, relevant videos, and a quiz or a news analysis requirement. A discussion board will be available for online class discussion regarding a designated topic. Students also are encouraged to share any additional journal or newspaper articles related to class topics. Please email them to the instructor or teaching assistant so that they can be distributed or post them in the discussion board. Course points will be earned based on the following: 1. Group/class Participation & Attendance: Each student is expected to log-on to this on-line class (data on when you log in and how long you stay logged on is available to the instructor) and to participate in online discussions (number of lines posted and quality of posts will be recorded) and fulfill all assignments. Level of participation will be considered during the final grade determination. Please inform the instructor if for some reason you are unable to participate.

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Quizzes and News Analyses: Every week there will be either a quiz (n=9; 10 points each), with the question provided by the instructor, or the student will provide a news article (from a journal, newspaper, or magazine) (n=4; 10 points each) and discuss the article following the outline below:      Title, author (if any) and source of the article (full citation) (a PDF file is nice if possible) The public health issue involved. The social/cultural/behavioral aspects of the public health issue. The important points raised by the article. What you agree with/disagree with in the paper


Exams: The first exam, a midterm, will cover the readings, lectures, discussions, and films from Classes 1 – 5. The second exam, a final exam, will cover the readings, lectures, and discussions related to classes 7 – 11. The exams will offer you a choice of questions (e.g., there will be four questions of which you answer two) and will involve both short answer as well as long answer questions. You will have a week to complete the exams. They will, obviously, be open book and you will have access to d2l lectures and discussions. Answering a short answer question will require 4-5 pages of narrative. In other words, you will have to do a significant amount of research to answer the questions.  At the beginning of the answer, insert an outline of your argument and then make your argument. I have asked for the outline in order to determine who much you thought about what issues you needed to raise in your discussion.

A long answer will consist of 12-15 pages minimally. Again, this will involve a significant amount of research and contemplation.  At the beginning of the answer, insert the outline of your argument and then make your argument.  Please use headings and subheadings.  Please check the spelling and consistently use one of the formats found in the public health literature. Evaluation & Grading: Students will be evaluated based on their performance on the items listed above. There is no opportunity for extra credit points. Grades will be determined by assessing the percentage of total possible points obtained, as follows: Points Due Date(s) Discussion Participation 280 points Weekly Short quizzes (9) news analyses (3) 120 points Weekly Exam One (midterm) 300 points Week 6, 9/24-9/28 Exam Two (final) 300 points Week 15, 12/3-7 Total Possible Points for entire class 1000 points Grade Points: A = 900 - 1000 points B = 800 - 899 C = 700 - 79809 D = 600 - 699 Failure = < 600 Class Attendance/Participation: Students are expected to log-on and participate in every class, to read class assignments, complete written research assignment, and complete the two exams. Academic Integrity: Students are expected to abide by the University of Arizona Code of Academic Integrity found at

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Classroom Behavior: All on-line discussions should be respectful of individual beliefs and experiences. Students are expected to be familiar with the UA Policy on Disruptive Behavior in an Instructional Setting found at and the Policy on Threatening Behavior by Students found at: COPH Grievance Policy: College of Public Health students who believe they have been subject to unfair treatment in the administration of academic policies may seek resolution of their complaints through the College of Public Health Grievance Process found at:

9-19-05 page 4 of 8 Class/ Date 1: Aug 20-24 Topic Assignments Due Introductions & Overview Fill out the personal profile form and post. Do assigned readings. Watch PowerPoint lecture Participate in discussion Complete Quiz 1 2: Aug 22-31 Factors that influence health Risk Factors and Behavior Change Additional information Assigned readings Coreil, J., Bryant, C., & Henderson, J. (2001). Social and behavioral foundations of public health. Social and behavioral foundations of public health (pp. 3-15). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. Mokdad et al. (2004). Actual causes of death in the US, 2000 Journal of the American Medical Association 291(10):1238-1245 Correction from Mokdad (2005) Correction actual cases of death in the United States, 2000 (AMA) Journal of the American Medical Association 293(3):293. Pellmar, et al. (2002) Health and behavior: The interplay of biological, behavioral, and social influences: Summary of an Institute of Medicine Report American Journal of Health Promotion, 16, 206-219.

Read personal profiles Watch the on-line video Do assigned readings. Watch PowerPoint Participate in discussion Complete Quiz 2

Channing Bete Company (2004) About the risk & protective factors (pp. 1-13). Not available through d2l. Channing Bete Company (2004). Building Protection: The Social Development Strategy (pp. 1-2). Not available through d2l. Green, L.W., & Mercer, S.L. (2001). Can public health researchers & agencies reconcile the push from funding bodies and the pull from communities? American Journal of Public Health, 91, 1926-1929. Roosa et al., (2002). Cultural-Ethnic issues and the prevention scientist in st the 21 Century. Prevention and Treatment, 5. Wallerstein, N. (1999). Power between evaluator and community: Research relationships with New Mexico’s healthier communities. Social Science & Medicine, 49, 39-53.

3: Sept 3-7 Sept 3 Holiday

Health Disparities Diversity and Public Health

Do assigned readings. Watch PowerPoint Lecture Participate in discussion Complete #1 news review. Find and discuss a news article with relevance to public health.

Betancourt (guest editorial). Unequal treatment: The Institute of Medicine Report and its Public Health Implications. Public Health Reports, 118, 293-303. Betancourt, Green, Carillo, and Ananeh-Firempong. Defining cultural competence: a practical framework for addressing racial/ethnic disparities in health and health care. Guest Editorial). Public Health Reports, 118, 287-292. Fine, Ibrahim, & Thomas (Editorial, 2005). The role of race and genetics in health disparities research. American Journal of Public Health 95(12):2125-2128 Gee (2002) A multilevel analysis of the relationship between institutional and individual racial discrimination and health status. American Journal of Health Promotion, 16, 206-219. Williams (1999). Race, socioeconomic status and health. The added effects of racism and discrimination. In N.E. Adler, M. Marmot, B.S. McEwen & J. Stewart (Eds.), Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 896, 173-188. US House of Representatives (2004). A case study in politics and science. Changes to the national healthcare disparities report. http://democrats. and_science Barker (2004), Diffusion of innovations: A world tour. Journal of Health Communication 9: 131-137. Dearing et al. (1996). Social marketing and diffusion-based strategies for communicating with unique populations: HIV prevention in San Francisco. Journal of Health Communication, 1, 343-363. Ha, B, Jayasuriya, R. & Owne, N. (2005). Predictors of men’s acceptance of modern contraceptive practice: Study in rural Vietnam. Health Education and Behavior, 32(6): 738-750. National Cancer Institute (2003). Theory at a glance: A guide for health

4: Sept 1014

What makes public health interventions work?

Do assigned readings. Watch PowerPoint lecture Participate in discussion Complete Quiz 3

9-19-05 page 5 of 8 Class/ Date 5: Sept 1721 Topic Assignments Due Gender and health Additional information Assigned readings promotion practice(NCI – Coreil, J., Bryant, C.A., & Henderson, J.N. (2001). Gender and health. Social and behavioral foundations of public health (pp. 104-112). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. Galambos, N.L., Leadbeater, B.J., & Barker, E.T. (2004). Gender differences in and risk factors for depression in adolescence: A 4-year longitudinal study. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 28, 16-25. Legato (2003). Beyond women’s health: the new discipline of genderspecific medicine. Williams DR (2003) The health of men: structured inequalities and opportunities. American Journal of Public Health 93(5):724-731.

Do assigned readings. Watch PowerPoint Participate in discussion Review for exam Take Quiz 4

6: Sept 2428 7: Oct 1-5

Exam One

Be thinking about and preparing for your research paper. Write me about your ideas. Remember, if you wish you can turn in a draft of your paper by the end of October. Take Exam Do assigned readings. Watch PowerPoint Participate in discussion Take Quiz 5 Balsam et al. (2004). Culture, trauma, and wellness; A comparison of heterosexual and lesbian, gay, bisexual and two-spirit Native American Case, P. Austin, B., Hunter, D., Malspeis, S., Willett, W. Spielgeman, D. (2004). Sexual orientation, health risk factors, and physical functioning in the Nurses Health Study II. Journal of Women’s Health, 13(9):10331048. Ferri, R.S. (2004). Issues in gay men’s health. Nursing Clinics of North America, 39, 403-410. Garnets, L.D., Herek, G.M., & Levy, B. (2003). Violence and victimization of lesbians and gay men: Mental health consequences. In L.D. Garnets & D.C. Kimmel (Eds.), Psychological perspectives on lesbian, gay and bisexual experiences (p. 188-205). New York: Columbia University Press. Millett, G., Malebranche, D., Maso, B., Spikes, P. (2005) Focusing “Down Low”: Bisexual black men, HIV risk, and heterosexual transmission. Journal of the National Medical Association 97(7): 52S-55S. Miller, A.M. (2001). Uneasy promises: Sexuality, health, and human rights. American Journal of Public Health, 91, 861-864. Felitti, V.J., Anda, R.F., Nordenberg, D., Williamson, D.F., Spitz, A.M., Edwards, V., Koss, M.P., & Marks, J.S. (1998). Relationship of childhood abuse and household dysfunction to many of the leading causes of death in adults. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 14, 245-258. Goodman, E., Slap, G.B., & Huang, B. (2003). The public health impact of socioeconomic status on adolescent depression and obesity. American Journal of Public Health, 93, 1844-1850. Hawkins, E.H., Cummins, L.H., Marlatt, G.A. (2004). Preventing substance abuse in American Indian & Alask Native Youth: Promising strategies for healthier communities. Psychological Bulletin. 130, 304323. Resnick, M.D., Bearman, P.S., Blum, R.W., Bauman, K.E., Harris, K.M., Jones, J., Tabor, J., Beuhring, T., Sieving, R.E., Shew, M., Ireland, M., Bearinger, L.H., & Udry, R. (1997). Protecting adolescents from harm: Findings from the National Longitudinal Study on Adolescent Health. Journal of the American Medical Association, 278, 823-832.

Sexual Orientations and Issues: Stereotypes & Health

8: Oct. 8-12

Getting an Early Start: Addressing Child and Adolescent Health

Do assigned readings. Watch PowerPoint Complete the Participate in discussion Complete #2 news review. Find and discuss a news article with relevance to public health.

9: Oct 15-19

Stress, Coping and Health

Do assigned readings. Watch PowerPoint

Laban C.J., Gernaat, H. B.P.E., Komproe I.H., van der Tweel, I., De Jong, J.T.V.M. (2005) Postmigration living problems and common psychiatric disorders in Iraqi Asylum seekers in the Netherlands. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease 193(12):825-832. Rheingold, A.A., Acierno, R. & Resnick, H.S. (2004). Trauma,

9-19-05 page 6 of 8 Class/ Date Topic Assignments Due Complete the Participate in discussion Quiz 6 Additional information Assigned readings posttraumatic stress disorder, & health risk behaviors. In P. Schnurr & B. Green (Eds.), Trauma & health: Physical health consequences of exposure to extreme stress (p. 217-243). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Roberts, R.E., Kaplan, G.A., Shema, S.J., & Strawbridge, W.J. (1997). Prevalence and correlates of depression in an aging cohort: The Alameda County study. Journal of Gerontology, 52B, S252-S258. Walters, K.L. & Simoni, JM (2002) Reconceptualizing native women’s health: An “indigenous” stress-coping model. American Journal of Public Health, 92, 530- 524. Coreil J, Bryant C, Henderson J (2001) Food and Society. In: Social and Behavioral Foundations of Public Health. Sage Publications: Thousand Oaks, CA. pp. 257-283. Becker, A.E., Burwell, R.A., Navara, K., & Gilman, S.E. (2003). Binge eating and binge-eating disorder in a small-scale, indigenous society: The view from Fiji. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 34, 423431. Chou S, Grossman M, Saffer H. ( 2004). An economic analysis of adult obesity: results from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Journal of Health Economics 23:565-587. Henry, J. & Kwong, A.M. (2003). Why is geophagy treated like dirt? Deviant Behavior: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 24, 353-371.

10: Oct 22-26

Culture and Diet

Do assigned readings. Watch PowerPoint Lecture Complete the Participate in discussion Complete #3 news review. Find and discuss a news article with relevance to public health.

11: Oct 29Nov 2

American Indian Health

Do assigned readings. Watch PowerPoint Lecture Participate in discussion Complete Quiz 7

Dixon, M. (2001). Access to care for American Indians and Alaska Natives. In M. Dixon and Y. Roubideaux (eds). Promises to keep: public health policy for American Indians and Alaska Nati ves in the st 21 century (pp, 61-88, Washington DC: American Public Health association. Roubideaux, Y. (2005). Beyond Red Lake: the persistent crisis in American Indian health care. New England Journal of Medicine, 353(18): 1881-1883. Ungerleider, C., & Keating, D. (2002). Education as a determinant of health. Available from: Musgrave, C.F., Allen, C.E., & Allen G.J. (2002). Spirituality and Health for Women of Color.. American Journal of Public Health, 92, 557-561. Silverblatt, A. (2004). Media as social institution. American Behavioral Scientist, 48, 35-41. Lamster, I.B. (2004). Oral health care services for older adults: A looming crisis. American Journal of Public Health, 94(5), 699-702. Levy, B. R., Slade, M. D., Kunkel, S. R., & Kasl, S. V. (2002). Longevity increased by positive self-perceptions of aging. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 83(2), 261-70. Sohn, L. (2004). The health and health status of older Korean Americans at the 100-year anniversary of Korean immigration. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, 19(3), 203-19. Winston, C. A., Leshner, P., Kramer, J., & Allen, G. (2004-2005). Overcoming barriers to access and utilization of hospice and palliative care services in African-American communities. Omega, 50(2), 15163. Meister, J.S., & deZapien, J.G. (2005) Bringing Health Policy Issues Front and Center in the Community: Expanding the Role of Community Health Coalitions. Preventing Chronic Disease [serial online]. Available from: URL: Ruiz-Beltran, M. & Kamau, J.K. (2001). The socio-economic and cultural impediments to well-being along the US-Mexico border. Journal of

12: Nov 5-9

Social Institutions and Health; Aging and Health

Do assigned readings. Watch PowerPoint Lecture Participate in discussion Complete Quiz 8

13: Nov 12-16 Nov 13 holiday

Access to Care and Border Health Issues

Do assigned readings. Watch PowerPoint Lecture Participate in

9-19-05 page 7 of 8 Class/ Date Topic Assignments Due discussion Additional information Assigned readings Community Health, 26, 123-132

14: Nov 19-23 Holiday


15: Nov 2630

Summary of social and behavioral aspects of public health. Emerging topics in public health

Watch PowerPoint Lecture Watch video clips Participate in discussion Complete Quiz 9 Exam 2 Final

To be posted.

15 Dec 3-7

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