Spotlights on Health and Rights

Key topics in the Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health

Human Rights


The purpose of this module is to introduce you to information about human rights, especially the relationships between rights and health, and the obligations toward rights in the US , that is useful for a well-rounded public health professional. If you take a course on human rights in the Mailman School or in other Schools at Columbia, then this information will help you engage actively with the faculty and other students. If you never take a course in human rights, you will still have core knowledge on the topic to apply in the situations you will study and in which you will work, and to follow the evolving debates about rights that arise every day in the US and globally.