Family and Community Health

The health and well-being of individuals depends heavily on the families and communities in which they live. The makeup of the family unit continues to evolve — single parenthood is rising, gender roles are transforming and recognition of same-sex couples is growing.

Meanwhile, racial and economic disparities are challenging governments, health systems, schools, and other institutions that serve our communities. These changes and the challenges they entail present opportunities to address important population health issues.

Students pursuing the Family and Community Health Sciences concentration will gain an understanding of the dynamics of these institutions and settings, approaches to assess them, methods to promote health, and skills to evaluate programs.

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