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
Statewide Multidisciplinary Collaboration
- 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
- 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.