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Mission

The Global Health Initiative promotes improved preventive and primary care, community based healthcare and research, locally and worldwide, by expanding collaborative opportunities to view health from a global perspective. By engaging OHIO Faculty and students in multi-disciplinary global health education, research and outreach, GHI strives to build awareness of global health issues, prepare students to work with diverse and underserved populations and foster an understanding of the connections among health policy, sociocultural, political and environmental factors.

 

Objectives

  • Expand and enrich opportunities and outcomes related to global health community-building on awareness, education, research, and outreach/service
  • Prepare students to work in a global context with diverse and underserved populations
  • Encourage primary care and a community-based approach
  • Embrace local health efforts as a vital component of global health
  • Foster understanding of connections among sociocultural and environmental factors and health from a global perspective
  • Provide a foundation for students who are seeking careers in global health fields
  • Encourage global health engagement of faculty
  • Promote learning and information exchange regarding global health