To read about Beloit’s Spring 2021 plans, visit our Back at Beloit information site.

Program of

Health & Society


How do the places where we live, learn, work, and play shape our health?

Explore
Health & Society

  • <div class="hero-header-image" style="background-image:url(/live/image/gid/69/height/670/1932_Beloit_9-12-18_0536_3.rev.1565811505.jpg)"/>

Health from a Range of Perspectives

Health is complex—explore the many ways to promote and sustain good health.

Integrate perspectives from a variety of disciplinary lenses to better understand how health is influenced not only by biochemical forces but also by social structures, culture, identities, politics and economics.

See health from a community perspective and as a human right.

Witness how communities shape such critical issues as social disparities in health and universal healthcare. Examine how social structures foster programs to ensure the human right to health and the impediments to such a process like inequality and poor access to health care.

The issues we study are both local and global: recent student projects have focused on food insecurity in Beloit, communication about malaria prevention in Kenya, and teen pregnancy in Chile. Many of the major courses include hands-on learning such as a community health assessment.

Bobby Harris’08 is site director for an innovative center that provides shelter and care for people with Covid.

Meeting People Where They Are

Bobby Harris’08 is part of a diverse, multidisciplinary team serving Baltimore’s most vulnerable citizens during the pandemic. He was drawn to public health as a way of fighting social injustice.

more
Shanna Dell’10 opted to take a clinical post during the pandemic so she could care for sick people the way she would want to be treated.

Fighting Covid on Multiple Fronts

Public health professional Shanna Dell’10 typically works with nurse-centered HIV pre-exposure prevention, but Covid has changed everything. In her new roles, she’s taking inspiration from fellow nurses who were working with HIV patients long before the disease’s transmission was understood.

more

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read our Web Privacy Policy for more information.

Got it! ×