Curriculum

Approach

Interactive, case-based learning with peer group collaboration

Most of the courses are case based. The case method provides actual public health and business leadership situations that will be familiar to business leaders. Participants analyze the situations and recommend a course of action to resolve those situations.

Remote small-group and individual assignments using the internet and Canvas will be used to maximize flexibility for participants, while enhancing the value received from the program.


Schedule

Remote courses One 4-day weekend each month:
– September
– December
– March
On-campus courses One on-campus 4-day weekend:
– April/May

Courses

The themes of leadership and innovation will be woven into all four courses.  The focus will be on how to lead effectively with public health in mind, especially during a crisis, and how to spur innovation through nurturing a culture of intrapreneurship.

Principles of Public Health Science
This course provides grounding in foundational public health knowledge, including the interpretation of public health science. The course will include an ecological understanding of the causation and prevention of disease, emphasizing health issues that affect society.

Worker Health and Well-Being
This course will cover specific policies, programs, and practices that can be implemented into an organization for the purposes of promoting a healthy workforce. Topic areas include moving from disease avoidance to flourishing, racism as a health crisis, occupational health standards, and the future of work.

Global Health and Health Policy
This course will explore the role of business in impacting population and worker health, influencing health policy, and implementing best practices. It will address those priority areas in more developed nations and in lower- and middle-income countries.

Healthy Buildings, Sustainability, and Climate
This course examines the nexus of built environment, climate change, health, and business. The course covers green and healthy building strategies designed to optimize human health, productivity, planetary health, and the role of business for addressing the climate crisis, all with a lens on sustainability and resiliency.