Population Health to Reduce Health Disparities: Environmental Health

Date of Review: March, 2019

This online module is one of nine in a series on population health which are intended to introduce medical students to environmental health issues through a focused exploration of drinking water disparities. Students are asked to consider two case studies of communities with drinking water contamination and to apply a drinking water disparities framework to evaluate how the natural, built, and sociopolitical environments contribute to poor drinking water safety in these cases. The slides are fairly heavy in text, and you will need to print the 2014 article so that the drinking water disparities framework is visible; it is too small to see. But this content is sorely lacking in many medical school curricula, and the approach is engaging and content well-referenced. – Heather Heiman, MD, NCEAS


Wake Forest and UNC-Chapel Hill Schools of Medicine

Where Was the Curriculum Implemented?

North Carolina

Source of the Curriculum/Resource:

Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Website

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