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Research Guides

Global Health in Family & Community Medicine

What is Global Health?

“an area for study, research and practice that places a priority on improving health and achieving equity in health for all people worldwide. Global health emphasizes transnational health issues, determinants, and solutions; involves many disciplines within and beyond the health sciences and promotes interdisciplinary collaboration; and is a synthesis of population-based prevention with individual-level clinical care.”

Koplan JP, Bond TC, Merson MH, Reddy KS, Rodriguez MH, Sewankambo NK, Wasserheit JN. Towards a common definition of global health.; Consortium of Universities for Global Health Executive Board. Lancet. 2009 Jun 6;373(9679):1993-5.

DFCM Global Health Program

Vision and Mission Statement

Vision
Improving global health and achieving equity by championing primary health care

Mission
DFCM Global Health builds capacity in primary health care for vulnerable and marginalized populations through:
• innovative learner‐centered education
• engaged and responsive practice
• collaborative research and scholarship
• knowledge support
• sustainable partnerships
• health system advancement