General Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs))
This page was designed to answer general questions about the College of Medicine Urban Health Program.
Urban health is an area of health care focused on the unique medical concerns which dominate large metropolitan areas along with social concerns that affect lives and access to healthy living. The Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization acknowledge the relationship between health and the social determinants of health (such as education, income, housing, air quality, health insurance, risk behaviors, and environmental hazards) when defining urban health.
The Urban Health Program addresses the disparate health outcomes and unique medical concerns that tend to dominate large metropolitan areas through early outreach, education, social justice and community engagement.