2017 Bringing Global Health Home

  • Four faculty members from the Center for Global Education Initiatives attend the "Bringing Global Health Home" meeting in Cambridge, Mass., on March 15-16, 2017

    Four faculty members from the Center for Global Education Initiatives attend the "Bringing Global Health Home" meeting in Cambridge, Mass., on March 15-16, 2017

Dr. Yolanda Ogbolu (UM School of Nursing), Dr. Carla Alexander (UM School of Medicine), Ashley Valis (executive director of the UMB Community Engagement Center) and Virginia Rowthorn (executive director of the Center for Global Education Initiatives) were invited to participate in a meeting sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement called “Bringing Global Health Home Now: Applying Lessons From Abroad To Local Needs” held on March 15-16, 2017, in Cambridge, Mass. The meeting was a convening of health leaders to explore the application of global health strategies, programs, and values to improve health, reduce cost, improve the health care system, and increase health equity.