Community Health and Nutrition Programs are crucial components for improving health and nutrition. They provide evidence-based interventions adapted to diverse settings. A key characteristic is the function of the frontline community worker – often the Community Health and Nutrition Worker (CHNW) – whose training, supervision, incentives, and work modes (e.g., ratio to households, home visiting frequency) are core factors determining impact. The interventions supported are complementary and viewed from both a public health and nutrition angle. This graduate certificate is intended for students planning to work in community health and nutrition programs, international and/or domestic. The courses provide the knowledge and skills to contribute to the design, management, and implementation of community programs.
Offered by: Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences
Faculty Lead: Diego Rose, PhD
The Certificate in Community Health and Nutrition Programs is designed to add a further dimension for those with a public health background to design, implement and manage health and nutrition programs at a local community level. The certificate draws on current research and experience to improve access to services and programs, through primary health care (e.g. through health posts and local clinics) and related community programs usually supervised and supported by the health system.
Students enrolled in a MPH, MSPH, MPH&TM, or MHA degree program at Tulane SPHTM. Students in the GCHB - Nutrition program area are NOT eligible.
Students who earn the Certificate in Community Health and Nutrition Program will:
Number of Credits Required for Completion: 15
AND one of the following electives to make a total of 15 credits
Students should consult with their academic advisor to determine which certificate best fits their professional and academic goals and how to best plan their graduate course schedule.