Global Health Studies

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Thank you to all the participants involved in the 2015 Undergraduate Global Health Summer Institute for Curriculum and Course Design here at Allegheny College!

This was a very productive workshop, with new courses drafted in a wide range of topics, brainstorming with other faculty from more than thirty different AAC&U, GLCA, and GLAA partner institutions. Great to have a chance to meet so many faculty teaching global health to undergraduates, and looking forward to see the collaborations initiated here continue to grow!

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GHS summer researchers collected more than 100 community health needs assessment surveys at the Meadville Market House on Saturday!

Under the Affordable Care Act, a community health needs assessment (CHNA) must be completed every three years by non-profit hospitals such as Meadville Medical Center (MMC) and Titusville Area Hospital (TAH).  The main purpose of the CHNA is to identify factors influencing the health status of community members, locate resources within a region and then use reliable information from the assessment in order to implement a practical and cost-effective solution.

Allegheny College is proud to be among a handful of American liberal arts colleges that boast a program in Global Health Studies (GHS).

Founded on the belief that undergraduate liberal education can play an essential role in meeting the world’s health challenges, the GHS program draws upon Allegheny’s longstanding commitments to civic engagement, diverse perspectives, internationalization, project-based and interdisciplinary learning. Thanks in part to a generous grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, we have added new faculty with expertise in epidemiology and global health, designed new health-related courses, supported student research and experiential learning opportunities, and beginning in the academic year 2013-14 offered both a major and a minor in Global Health Studies.