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Christian Reinboth profile image
Christian Reinboth profile image
10/10 starsCompleted
  • 6 reviews
  • 6 completed
5 years, 10 months ago
The central question of "Community Change in Public Health" as taught by Prof. Dr. William R. Brieger of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health on Coursera.org is this: How can meaningful and lastin... The central question of "Community Change in Public Health" as taught by Prof. Dr. William R. Brieger of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health on Coursera.org is this: How can meaningful and lasting changes in the health behavior of individuals and entire communities be achieved by outside intervention? During the lectures, the professor draws a lot from his own experiences in the field, fighting the spread of Malaria with Jhpiego in Sub- Saharan Africa. The course touches on a lot of important matters such as community definition and self-definition, the measurement of community involvement and community competency or the framing of community coalitions. I have had the opportunity to participate in this course twice - once as a student and once as a Coursera TA - and can only highly recommend it to anyone who wants to gain a better understanding of why some community health interventions fail while others produce salient results.
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Andrea profile image
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9/10 starsCompleted
  • 6 reviews
  • 5 completed
6 years ago
This class was pretty easy but the thought came in completing the peer assessments about foreign communities and problems. It was enlightening to realize how small the step must be within communities to reso... This class was pretty easy but the thought came in completing the peer assessments about foreign communities and problems. It was enlightening to realize how small the step must be within communities to resolve problems we might recognize on a global scale. It gave me a new appreciation for the absolute respect for others, the coaching and diplomacy, that is required to do the most important jobs - like ridding a country of malaria - person by person! Wow! What great works so many people do, unrecognized except by time itself.
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