Community and International Health Concentration Description and Goals
The 46-credit Community and International Health concentration prepares individuals to promote health and prevent disease in communities around the world, with an emphasis on the needs of vulnerable populations.
The courses and faculty for this concentration are largely housed within NYU Steinhardt.
For further information about this concentration, visit the NYU MPH website.
The goals of the Community and International Health concentration are to prepare health professionals to:
- Identify and assess preventable health problems among diverse population groups in the United States and internationally;
- Identify the social, cultural, economic, environmental, and institutional factors that contribute to the risk of health problems among diverse populations;
- Develop educational and other population-based intervention strategies to improve morbidity and mortality and to improve quality of life;
- Develop policies to reduce barriers to improved health status;
- Apply population-based research findings to the development and implementation of health policies and programs in the United States and in low-income and developing countries; and
- Apply principles of ethical reasoning and professional practice to advance health equity and social justice in the United States and in international settings.