Community Health Work: Support and Advocacy Research Practicum

Laboratorio Flepp

Community Health Workers have been a crucial part of public health systems all over the world almost since their inception.  Yet their place in US healthcare remains precarious and uncertain. In partnership with Michiana Community Health Coalition, this research practicum puts students in the service of Michiana community health workers. The practicum pursues three interrelated goals:

  • Support community health workers employed by various organizations in our area by building community and planning professional development activities for them in collaboration with other campus partners. 
  • Research and write a policy brief that summarizes best practices in employing community health workers to address various community health needs.
  • Help local community health workers to gather data in support of their own activities.

To apply, contact Prof. Anna Geltzer, ageltzer@nd.edu

Capstone Project

Students in the Health, Humanities, and Society (HHS) minor may choose to meet three credits of elective requirements by undertaking a senior capstone project. This capstone will give students an opportunity for sustained exploration of contemporary concerns in medical practice. Learn more about the capstone project.