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About the Program

  • The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Rural Health Disparities and Social Inequities is designed to help students develop, implement, and evaluate services or programs that address rural health disparities.  The program is open to a broad range of professionals to include, but not limited to, health department personnel, legislative staff with responsibility for rural health disparities, and health care professionals.  Graduate students, fellows, and faculty with an interest in health disparities and social inequities are also encouraged to apply.

    The program is offered through the School of Pharmacy.  It is a fully online program that is ideal for working professionals.  The program consist of four, 3-credit courses, and can be completed in one year.  Each course is eight weeks in duration.

    Program Goals

    • Equip graduates with foundational knowledge about factors that contribute to rural health
      disparities and social inequities, including Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) and its
      impacts on key diseases in rural areas.
    • Prepare graduates to develop policies that advance rural health and health equity.
    • Prepare graduates to develop, implement, and evaluate programs that address rural health
      disparities and social inequities based on needs assessment.