About Us

Mission


The mission of the Center for Global Health is to catalyze equitable partnerships in teaching, research, practice and service to make innovative and creative advances in the global standard of health.

Vision


The vision of the Center for Global Health is to work with impoverished communities throughout the world for better healthcare, better health and a better future for children and their families. Through the Center for Global Health’s interdisciplinary and host country collaborative activities in service delivery models, research, training, and global health policy and advocacy, we strive to improve the global standard of health consistent with the fullness of human dignity.

Values


The Center for Global Health operates according to these closely held principles. 

We value: 

  • The right of all humans to enjoy the best health possible,
  • healthy equity and justice,
  • global equity in access to health care and the conditions in which people can be healthy,
  • respect for human dignity and self determination,
  • comprehensive understanding of the conditions that affect health,
  • integrated approach to health in teaching, research, practice and service,
  • critical thinking,
  • reciprocity in teaching and learning with our global partners,
  • transparency and integrity in our interactions with others, generosity,
  • the unique experience, perspectives and skills of Coloradans and the University of Colorado

Goals


Goal #1

Increase understanding about global health issues within our university and the broader national and international community.

 

Goal #2

Create new knowledge regarding global health issues and the determinates of health

Goal #3

Bring about positive impacts on the current state of global health working through equitable United States and international partnerships.

Director's note


Stephen Berman, MD FAAP
By working collaboratively, we will address the need to promote sustainable economic development in the poorest areas of the world in ways that will provide opportunities for families to improve their economic conditions, provide educational opportunities to their children, and reduce excessive maternal and child mortality

–Stephen Berman, MD, FAAP, Director

 

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