SUMMER MINORITY PUBLIC HEALTH INSTITUTE
The Summer Minority Public Health Institute consists of a series of daily modules, each focusing on a specific topic relevant to minority health research. These modules will address theoretical and practical issues related to the collection, analysis, and interpretation of racial and ethnic data. Strengths and weaknesses of existing databases will be reviewed for policy, program, and research purposes.
The Institute will explore innovative research strategies and methodologies relevant to the health of minority communities. Specific topics will include racial and ethnic classification, survey sampling, small area analysis, measuring racial disparities in health status, racism as a risk factor, and distinguishing between race/ethnicity and social class.
The above topics will be approached through a combination of lectures, class discussions, and problem-solving exercises. The Institute instructors will be joined by representatives from the National Center for Health Statistics and other individuals with experience in conducting research in minority health and developing new and innovative research techniques. There are no prerequisites for enrolling in the Institute.
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