Global Health Leadership

Hands on a globe

Global Health implies a global perspective on public health. It has been described as an area for study, research and practice that places a priority on improving health and achieving equity in health for all people worldwide. Thus, its about worldwide improvement of health, reduction of disparities, and protection against global threats that disregard national borders.

Global Health Leadership

What does that mean?  It means taking the idea that success in promoting health, preventing illness and fighting disease worldwide. Viewing the world as a laboratory and shaping the future of global health at the local, national and global levels.

The goals are to prepare global public health professionals to:

  • Engage in collaborative capacity-building with local, national, and international organizations to facilitate and strengthen their ability to address current and future public health needs;
  • Design and implement effective, efficient, equitable and appropriate global health programs, projects, and policies based on the strongest population-based evidence;
  • Work effectively within varied cultural settings and across different social and political environments;
  • Perform strategic assessment and evaluation to analyze factors shaping individual and institutional behaviors and measure their impact;
  • Apply principles of ethical reasoning and professional practice to advance health equity and social justice in the United States and in international settings.


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