At Allegheny College, Global Health Studies is an interdivisional program that promotes a multidimensional understanding of local and global health issues, particularly in low-resource regions.
Amidst perpetually growing threats to global public health,
liberal education promotes a multifaceted approach to identify and
solve complex problems. Global health epitomizes this approach, and
prepares students to work in local, global, and/or international
communities in partnership with diverse institutions, organizations, and
individuals. Through this interdisciplinary and experiential learning,
students address real-world challenges by drawing on tools and
strategies from the field of global health.
The Teach Global Health Summer Institute
The Teach Global Health Summer Institute is offered in collaboration with AAC&U, Allegheny College, Child Family Health International (CFHI) and the InterAmerican Center for Global Health (CISG).The Institute is a multi-day workshop for faculty at undergraduate-serving institutions to share experiences and best practices, evaluate curricular programs and assessment tools, and participate in charrettes designed to refine course and curricular materials that strengthen students' learning.
Participants may come from any disciplinary background, and from any stage of their academic career. Faculty, staff, and administrators who are interested in the role of global public health as a rich learning tool to prepare undergraduate students for complex, highly inter-connected and globalized world as both professionals and educated citizens are encouraged to attend.
CFHI's 40+ programs in 12 countries connect students with local health professionals and community leaders transforming perspectives about self, global health, and healing.
The InterAmerican Center for Global Health (CISG) provides a platform for universities, students, researchers, and global health practitioners to come together and collaborate with local organizations and communities in the southern region of Costa Rica.
This issue of Diversity & Democracy explores undergraduate global health education, a relatively new field that exemplifies how a liberal education can prepare students for work, life, and citizenship in an interconnected world.