Promoting Health Equity Worldwide



Our Role and Responsibility

Global health is less about geography than it is about equity. All over the world and right here at home, there are tremendous disparities in access to care and in the conditions that make good health possible.

These disparities represent a complex interplay of factors, many of which exist beyond the confines of a clinic. They must be approached from many angles: cultural, economic, environmental, infrastructural, political, social, and technological. Rutgers brings tremendous depth and breadth to these areas, but the university’s role in this work goes beyond capability. In this remarkably diverse institution that is equally committed to education, research, and service, global health is a responsibility.

Rutgers Global Health Institute fosters collaboration across the university and with partners beyond Rutgers to improve the health of vulnerable populations. Locally and around the world, we promote health equity by working with communities to create and implement comprehensive, long-term solutions to pressing global health challenges.

We did it!

To all the supporters of our Rutgers Giving Day campaign on March 27: THANK YOU. We raised $7,700 from 162 donors in just 24 hours! This funding will help students and faculty confront health disparities, locally and worldwide.


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Video Series: Measles Outbreaks, Vaccination, and Public Health

Video Series: Measles Outbreaks, Vaccination, and Public Health

Rutgers professor and pediatric infectious diseases expert Glenn Fennelly is featured in a five-part Contagion video series about measles. He discusses vaccination, individual state laws, exemption definitions, and the role clinicians and public health officials play in these measles outbreaks. Christina Tan, an assistant commissioner of health for New Jersey, is also featured.

Learning to Cooperate

Learning to Cooperate

Core faculty member Frank Ghinassi, president and CEO of University Behavioral Health Care, discusses a Rutgers initiative to help New Jersey’s health providers better integrate behavioral and physical medical care.