Indiana University (IU) has achieved historic and globally-praised success in global health through partnerships in Kenya, Honduras, Mexico, Botswana, China, the Dominican Republic, Thailand, Liberia, Jamaica and other underserved areas. The Indiana University Center for Global Health is poised to build upon our international leadership position in this burgeoning field and expand collaborations within our institution. Its approach to furthering the health of underserved populations is based on over 20 years of action and reflection in this area.
The IU Center for Global Health develops mutually beneficial partnerships across disciplines, schools and countries for the primary purpose of creating and implementing sustainable programs that improve health and human flourishing in underserved areas worldwide, and preparing a critical mass of health, health education and health research experts in these communities to become the next generation of local, national and global health leaders.How We Work
The IU Center for Global Health works to create an environment of trust, collaboration and shared leadership between and among partner departments, institutions and countries along with a high degree of accountability for leading in the service of underserved populations.Goals
- The IU Center for Global Health will collaboratively develop and implement effective and sustainable health systems, using the approach to care outlined in the Guiding Principles.
- The IU Center for Global Health will conduct research on factors that are essential to the most effective health systems and delivery of care, as well as the larger, complex conditions that promote and support health and flourishing.
- The IU Center for Global Health will educate, support and sustain a critical mass of local and national health leaders, prepared to continue and expand partnership-founded initiatives in health care, health education, health research and health policy.
- The IU Center for Global Health will develop the integrated technology infrastructure necessary to support these initiatives.
The Center will expand and support existing multidisciplinary collaboration with a variety of schools, centers and colleagues across the IU campuses, including but not limited to the IU School of Medicine, IU School of Dentistry, the IU School of Nursing, the IU School of Health, Physical Education & Recreation, the IUPUI School of Liberal Arts, and the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Additionally, the IU School of Optometry, the IU School of Education, the IU School of Law-Indianapolis, the Center for the Study of Global Change, the Center for International Education and Development Assistance, IUPUI School of Informatics, the Regenstrief Institute, the IU Center for Bioethics, the IUPUI Office of International Affairs the IUPUI Binational Cross-Cultural Health Enhancement Signature Center, the IUPUI School of Social Work, and the IU School of Public Health will participate.