Enhancing the Health of Communities: A Primer on Empowerment

Through the demonstration of many successful models in community empowerment, this presentation increases the critical consciousness of medical students, residents and faculty to understand their capacity to empower communities to make the health changes that are important to them.

The module introduces the concept of social determinants of health and how they impact the health of the individual. The stages of community empowerment, specific empowerment models, and factors that enhance successful engagement of the community are explored to give the viewers tools that can be utilized in their work with communities.

Type Course
CME Available No
Cost Free
Note 2012

Must be registered with MedEd Portal (Special Clearance Required)

Date of Resource 2012

Genomic Competencies

Experts from the disciplines listed below have tagged this resource as fulfulling genomic competencies.

Genetic Counselor

  • Professional Development & Practice
    • 19:   Advocate for individuals, families, communities and the genetic counseling profession.
      • 19b:   Support client and community interests in access- ing, or declining, social and health services and clinical research.