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Explore how urban and rural communities in and around Washington, DC are addressing ever-increasing health disparities as they strive for health equity, wellbeing, and social justice on this hybrid program taught 30% online and 70% face-to-face on site.
Washington, United States
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Study Abroad
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Program Description:

Washington, DC, is the seat of government for one of the richest nations in the world and a hub of international policymaking. A city steeped in history and power, Washington, DC, also bears the burden of some of the greatest wealth and health disparities in the United States. Rapidly disruptive gentrification is displacing networks of care; HIV and infant mortality rates are among the highest in the nation; there are stubborn environmental health crises along the Potomac River; and the legacies of structural racial health inequities run deep. Here, public, private, and civil society intersect at the frontlines of healthcare. Explore local health strategies and community well-being in different social contexts and explore the relationship between policy and practice.


  • Explore how public, private sectors, and civil society intersect at the frontlines of healthcare in the US capital.
  • Compare public health work on the ground in urban and rural settings.
  • Investigate the history and legacies of structural racial health inequities in the District and US mid-Atlantic region.
  • Examine critical local and national public health initiatives and the relationships between providers and those who need care.
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