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.
- January 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
The Center for Bioethics, within the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, i...
- January 27
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School’s HIPHOP (Homeless and Indigent Population Health Outreach Proj...
- June 15 - June 19
A five-day educational program for nursing professionals, physicians, and hospital administrators th...
A study involving the all-women Nikumbuke Soccer League in Kenya is exploring the effects of women’s sports on social norms related to gender-based violence. Bloustein School associate professor Francis Barchi is collecting data via surveys, focus group discussions, and in-depth interviews in the seven villages that have women’s teams.
Biologist Shin-Yi Lin, one of the inaugural fellows, is working with state officials to implement Medicaid coverage for doula services in New Jersey. Research shows that perinatal doula support may improve birth outcomes—but it is often accessible only to those who can afford to pay privately.