Title

The Emphasis of Social Justice in Undergraduate Public Health Programs

Presenter Information

Jaron Marks

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom C/D

Start Date

16-5-2013

End Date

16-5-2013

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to analyze the emphasis of social justice in undergraduate public health program websites. One of the focuses of public health is eliminating health disparities. Social justice is one of the ways in which public health addresses health disparities by focusing on changing existing infrastructures of inequality. We used the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) website to find undergraduate public health programs to examine. Key words in different sections of university websites were used as a way of measuring a schools emphasis on social justice. All schools had several of the key words, but only 4 of the 13 universities explicitly mention social justice on their websites. Further research should be done to gauge professors and students’ knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs around social justice and its importance.

Poster Number

17

Faculty Mentor(s)

Rebecca Pearson

Additional Mentoring Department

Physical Education, School and Public Health

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The Emphasis of Social Justice in Undergraduate Public Health Programs

SURC Ballroom C/D

The purpose of this study was to analyze the emphasis of social justice in undergraduate public health program websites. One of the focuses of public health is eliminating health disparities. Social justice is one of the ways in which public health addresses health disparities by focusing on changing existing infrastructures of inequality. We used the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) website to find undergraduate public health programs to examine. Key words in different sections of university websites were used as a way of measuring a schools emphasis on social justice. All schools had several of the key words, but only 4 of the 13 universities explicitly mention social justice on their websites. Further research should be done to gauge professors and students’ knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs around social justice and its importance.