RHPP Family and Child Health in Urban Settings Service-Learning

HPS 597A Family and Child Health in Urban Settings Service-Learning

1 credit, First 7-week session

January 8 – March 1 2024

Instructional Team: Bryna Koch DrPH, Jennifer Peters,

Dig deep into Food, Equity, and Family Health

In this course we:

  • Consider complex issues related to the health and wellbeing of families and children in our local and regional communities.
  • Engage and work with individuals and readings related to the intersection of health, food systems, neighborhood empowerment & climate change.
  • Integrate fundamentals of food security and labor dynamics with social determinants of health.
  • Develop skills to build effective community partnerships capable of achieving social change.
  • Reflect on our roles as public health professionals.


students stand around a vegetable garden

Enrollment information:

  • Limited to 15 students; Priority enrollment for Public Health and AHEC Scholars
  • Open to all new and continuing Graduate-level students; Undergraduate students considered (email Jennifer Peters petersjs@arizona.edu)
  • Meets Service Learning and Community Engagement requirements
  • Enrollment requires Instructor Approval – to enroll, email Jennifer Peters 

Course schedule (subject to change):

2-days in-person service on Monday Jan. 8th and Tuesday Jan 9th

Class meetings/in-person service: Fridays, Jan 19th, Jan 26th, Feb 2nd, Feb 23rd

Please note: all in-person days are full days (8am to 5pm) Transportation and meals provided.