Who We Are
The Colorado School of Public Health's Center for Global Health, at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, in partnership with Children's Hospital Colorado, is a multidisciplinary center that engages faculty, fellows, residents and students from the University of Colorado School of Public Health, Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Business, Engineering, Architecture, and Liberal Arts in developing transformative interventions for global health problems.
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.
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.
The Center for Global Health operates according to these closely held principles.
- 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,
- the unique experience, perspectives and skills of Coloradans and the University of Colorado
The Center for Global Health has the following goals for achieving its Vision and carrying out its Mission:
- Goal 1 - Increase understanding about global health issues within the University and the broader national and international community.
- Goal 2 - Create new knowledge regarding global health issues and the determinates of health and
- Goal 3 - Bring about positive impacts on the current state of global health working through equitable United States and international partnerships.
The Center for Global Health is located at the Colorado School of Public Health but actively fulfills its mission in partnership with other organizations located on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
Colorado School of Public Health
The Colorado School of Public Health is the first and only school of public health in the Rocky Mountain Region, attracting top tier faculty and students from across the country, and providing a vital contribution towards ensuring our region’s health and well-being. Collaboratively formed by the University of Colorado Denver, Colorado State University, and the University of Northern Colorado, the Colorado School of Public Health provides training, innovative research and community service to actively address public health issues, including chronic disease, access to health care, environmental threats, emerging infectious diseases, and costly injuries. To learn more about the Colorado School of Public Health, please visit its website http://publichealth.ucdenver.edu
Children’s Hospital Colorado
Children’s Hospital Colorado has defined and delivered pediatric healthcare excellence for more than 100 years. Founded in 1908, Children’s Hospital Colorado is a leading pediatric network entirely devoted to the health and well-being of children. Continually recognized as one of the nation’s outstanding hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, Children’s Hospital Colorado is known both for its nationally and internationally recognized medical, research and education programs as well as the full spectrum of everyday care for kids throughout Colorado and surrounding states. With more than 1,000 healthcare professionals representing the full spectrum of pediatric specialties, Children’s Hospital Colorado network includes its main campus on the Anschutz Medical Campus, 15 Network of Care locations and more than 400 outreach clinics. For more information, visit http://www.childrenscolorado.org/.
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Faculty at the University of Colorado School of Medicine work to advance science and improve care. These faculty members include physicians, educators and scientists at University of Colorado Hospital, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Denver Health, National Jewish Health, the Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The school is located on the Anschutz Medical Campus, one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system. To learn more about the medical school’s care, education, research and community engagement, please visit its web site http://medschool.ucdenver.edu.
The Center for Global Health also collaborates with partners around the world to fulfill its mission.
Jose Fernando Bolaños Foundation in Guatemala City, Guatemala
This Foundation is the funder for the multi-disciplinary work the Center is spear-heading in the Trifinio region (southwest corner) of Guatemala. This Foundation is a leader in social responsibility and is actively giving back to its community and those surrounding communities. To learn more about this project, read this story http://www.ucdenver.edu/about/newsroom/newsreleases/Pages/CU-Medical-team-assess-Guatemala-health-needs.aspx.
Universidad del Valle de Guatemala in Guatemala City, Guatemala
The mission of Universidad del Valle de Guatemala is to educate human beings and conduct research in an area of freedom, to develop reflective thinking, critical and ethical judgment; capture, generate, and disseminate scientific and technological knowledge and humanistic thinking, to put them at the service of the community, the Guatemalan society and humanity. To learn more about the University, please visit its web site http://www.uvg.edu.gt/. The center will work in partnership with the University in conjunction with our Guatemala Trifinio Project.
Universidad Francisco Marroquin in Guatemala City, Guatemala
The mission of Universidad Francisco Marroquín is to teach and disseminate the ethical, legal and economic principles of a society of free and responsible persons. To learn more about the University, please visit its web site https://www.ufm.edu. The center will work in collaboration with the University in conjunction with our Guatemala Trifinio Project.
Universidad Maimonides in Buenos Aires, Argentina
The primary purpose of Universidad Maimonides is to create a learning environment in which teachers, researchers and students originate, analyze critically, preserve and transmit the knowledge, wisdom and values that enhance quality of life and human development in the global society. In the center of its mission is the search for truth, the discovery, dissemination of knowledge and encouragement of excellence in each of the members of the educational community. To learn more about the University, please visit its web site http://www.maimonides.edu.ar/es/index.php. The center will work in conjunction with the University as a WHO Collaborating Center.
Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru
The mission of Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH) is to promote man and the promotion and preservation of culture and development. To conserve and enhance the knowledge and universal culture to transmit the individual and the community. To undertake and promote research in the humanities, science and technology and promote intellectual and artistic creation. To learn more about the University, please visit its web site http://www.upch.edu.pe/portal. The center will work with the University in conjunction with the work we are doing in Peru with Centura Health.
University of Nairobi in Nairobi, Kenya
The mission of the University of Nairobi is to provide quality university education and training and to embody the aspirations of the Kenyan people and the global community through creation, preservation, integration, transmission and utilization of knowledge. To learn more about the University, please visit its web site http://www.uonbi.ac.ke/. The center will work in partnership with the University via a project spearheaded by Dr. Eric Simoes, Co-Director of our Maternal and Child Health Initiative.
Universitas Padjadjaran in Bandung, Indonesia
To learn more about the University, please visit its web site http://www.unpad.ac.id/. The center will work in partnership with the University via a project spearheaded by Dr. Eric Simoes, Co-Director of our Maternal and Child Health Initiative.