BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

IHWA-360 - Community Engagement in Health And Addictions - 3.00 Credits

IHWA-360 - Community Engagement in Health And Addictions - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course focuses on the assessment of community health and the capacity to support the development of policy and community-based systems of health protection, health promotion, and health services. Beginning with a systematic description of the cultural and community systems and the partnerships that emerge. Students will learn to design a community assessment in collaboration with community partners. There is an emphasis on community/organizational capacity assessment. Students will draw from their personal practice and individual experiences to assess health determinants, needs for mental health and wellness services, and the local community and organizations' capacity and resources. Students will also learn how to develop, facilitate and evaluate data for decision-making by partnerships, organizations, and policymakers. This course is targeted for those who are employed and/or have administrative experience and work in the health and addictions field.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Indigenous Holistic Wellness and Addictions Advanced Diploma - IHWA Courses
  • Course offered:
  • Spring 2025 (January - April)
  • Prerequisites : ENGL-110 , STAT-203 , Permission of instructor
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50-70%, Final 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes:

    Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:

    • define community-based engagement practice and identify the role of community assessment within these frameworks (Mental, Emotional, Physical and Spiritual);

    • identify and evaluate measures of the health and function of populations, organizations, partnerships, systems, and communities;

    • evaluate the relevance and use of community assessment data to the goals of community health improvement;

    • compare and contrast the underlying assumptions, objectives, and methods of various community assessment frameworks, such as community planning, comprehensive needs assessments, and community assets mapping and capacity building;

    • critically analyze how current theories relating culture, community, and organization to health inform the approach and methods to be used for community assessment in different settings;

    • collaborate and communicate with community partners and conduct a community assessment or develop a community assessment plan; and

    • apply several different research strategies and skills.

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    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information:
    Current Course Offerings:
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    M,T,W,TH,F8:00AM - 5:00PM12 Jan 202501 Feb 2025