Student Information

Students at the School of Public Health are offered a unique experience to participate in the Dominican Republic Outreach Project through the course "Public Health Applications in Developing".


The learning objectives of the course are the following:
  • To identify linkages between economic, social and political conditions and analyze their impact on the health and health risks of marginalized populations.
  • To experience first hand the barriers and opportunities associated with implementing grass roots public health projects without access to a public health or personal health care system.
  • To identify and analyze the various steps involved in developing community empowerment and the role of public health in and during this process.
  • To research and analyze a public health problem and/or strategies specific to the student's academic interests.