Initiative

Global Health

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.

Allegheny College

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.

CFHI

CFHI's 40+ programs in 12 countries connect students with local health professionals and community leaders transforming perspectives about self, global health, and healing.

InterAmerican Center for Global Health (CISG)

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.

Summer 2019 issue of Diversity & Democracy magazine

Undergraduate Global Health Education: Innovation and Evolving Practices

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.