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.
On March 24, Rutgers Giving Day, we raised $15,370 for our Health Equity in New Jersey Fund. Thank you to our supporters!
We will use these funds to confront health disparities in New Jersey, which have worsened due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- April 16 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Rutgers University–Newark Office of University-Community Partnerships and its Advocates for He...
- April 16 @ 5:00 pm
The Office of Undergraduate Research and Experiential Education at Rutgers University–New Brunswic...
- April 27 @ 7:00 pm
The Department of Clinical and Preventive Nutrition Sciences in the School of Health Professions is ...
Three student teams were named winners of the first-ever Global Health Case Competition, a 10-week experience focused on the impact of COVID-19 on underserved communities in New Jersey.
On Rutgers Giving Day, a 24-hour fundraising event, Rutgers Global Health Institute raised $18,870 to help confront health disparities in New Jersey.