San José, Costa Rica
July 2 - 9, 2017

This training program is organized by the Collaborative group for Health Equity in Latin America (CHELA) at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

Course Description: The course will provide technical instruction on different analytical methods to measure health equity throughout the life course in Latin America and the Caribbean. Incorporating both quantitative and qualitative methods, the course will train participants to identify inequities that affect women, children, and adolescent’s health throughout the region, to understand the micro and macro-level drivers of those inequities, and to incorporate an equity perspective in policymaking and policy recommendations. Each session of the course will focus on a specific topic in which health inequities have been observed and will include country case studies for analysis and discussions. Offered through Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, the training course will be open to medical and public health professionals, academic researchers, policymakers, and doctoral students.

Course Structure: The course will be organized into 10 sessions that will each focus on a specific topic relevant to reproductive, sexual, maternal, neonatal, child, or adolescent health. These sessions will each last four hours and will include two parts. In the first part, participants will participate in an instructor-led discussion concerning the drivers of inequities for the session’s health topic. These discussions will include a country case study and incorporate scientific publications that participants will be assigned to read before the start of each session. In the second part, participants will learn and practice an analytical method to assess inequities pertaining to the session’s topic. In addition to these 10 sessions, the course will also include two informative site visits that will allow participants to hear directly from institutions that work to monitor and promote health equity in Costa Rica.

Learning Objectives:

a. To develop an understanding of the mechanisms driving health inequities among women, children, and adolescents throughout the life course in Latin America and the Caribbean.

b. To gain experience using different analytical methods to identify health inequities.

c. To interpret the results of health equity analyses to formulate and recommend policies that may effectively mitigate inequities.

Methods of Evaluation:

1. Full attendance

2. Completion of daily health equity analysis exercises.

3. Participation in final group presentations.

4. Completion of pre- and post-course assessment.
At the end of the program, all participants will receive a Certificate of Completion. Graduate credits will be available for doctoral students registered at Tulane University.
Course instructors include Dr. Arachu Castro and Dr. Valerie Paz-Soldán from the Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Dr. Sergio Muñoz from the Universidad de la Frontera in Temuco, Chile, and other members of CHELA.
The course will be offered from July 2 - 9, 2017 at the Centro de Investigación y Adiestramiento Político y Administrativo (CIAPA) campus of Tulane University in San José, Costa Rica. Participants will stay at the CIAPA campus in semi-private dorm rooms. All sessions and activities will be conducted in Spanish.
Enrollment is open to public health and public policy professionals, policymakers, academic professors and researchers, and doctoral students from Tulane and other universities. Spanish fluency is a requirement as all course activities will be conducted in Spanish.

Program costs:
The program fee for participation is US$3,500. This fee covers all expenses from arrival to departure in San José, including all meals, accommodation, transportation for course activities and from/to the San José airport, and course materials. Participants are responsible for their airfare and incidentals.
To register:
To enroll in the training program, please complete the Formulario de Inscripción found at this link and send us your CV at<;>; by April 18, 2017. Once we have received your application, CHELA staff will contact you with information on the payment process. You will need to submit an initial payment of US$500 by April 21. The other two payments are of US$1,500, by May 1 and June 1 each.
Please contact the course director, Dr. Arachu Castro, at<;>; with any questions about the course.

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