HMP 610 Abolition Frameworks for Public Health: Transformative Policies for a New Society 3.0 Credits
An abolitionist framework utilizes liberatory policy approaches to create the conditions for health and wellbeing. Through recognizing the United States’ history and public health impact of colonization, slavery, Anti-Black racism, structural racism, capitalism, imperialism, ableism and patriarchy, an abolitionist framework views prisons, policing, standardized education, for-profit health care, and other systems as interconnected means of oppression and exploitation. Abolition seeks to dismantle those sources of control and to simultaneously envision and build new social, political and economic structures that ensure that power is with the people and communities to help all of us to live and flourish in a healthy society that promotes dignity for all.
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: HMP 802 [Min Grade: C] or HMP 550 [Min Grade: C]