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Teaching Health Disparities, the Social Determinants of Health, and the Social Ecological Model through HBO's "The Wire"
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Journal of Health Education Teaching Volume 9, Number 1,

Abstract

Understanding the social determinants of health, health equity, and social justice from a social ecological perspective is vital for public health students. This paper provides an example of a creative method for teaching health disparities, using the HBO television series "The Wire." Methods: The pedagogical strength of "The Wire" for public health courses is presented, a framework for using this media text in the classroom is shared, and implications for classroom instruction are explored. Conclusions: "The Wire" is an innovative and effective teaching tool for teaching health disparities and engaging the next generation of public health educators.

Citation

Tettey, N.S. (2018). Teaching Health Disparities, the Social Determinants of Health, and the Social Ecological Model through HBO's "The Wire". Journal of Health Education Teaching, 9(1), 27-36. Retrieved November 30, 2022 from .

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