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Global Health: act

Global Health is the area of study, research and practice that places a priority on improving health, reducing disparities, and achieving equity in health for all people worldwide. No one should be denied health education and treatment because of race, class, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status—yet many are.

Global Health Events

From Rhetoric to Reality: Achieving Authentic, Equitable & Transformative Partnerships

Host: Community-Campus Partnerships for Health
Dates: April 30- May 3, 2014
Location: Chicago, IL
The conference them builds on CCPH’s 2012 conference “Where We’ve Been and Where We Need to Go” by boldly tackling the challenges that prevent us from “walking the talk” of true partnerships and fully realizing their transformative potential. As community engagement, community-based participatory research and service-learning gain prominence, we are concerned that some are using these terms in name only without embracing the commitment to diversity, equity, justice and impact that they demand. We are also concerned that significant resources are being invested in institutional infrastructure and capacity building without a parallel investment being made in communities. At the same time, we seek to recognize and applaud the individuals and organizations who are leading the way in developing and sustaining partnerships that balance power, share resources and contribute to systems change.

5th Annual CUGH Conference
Host: Consortium of Universities for Global Health
Dates: May 10-12, 2014
Location: Washington, DC
The theme is “Universities 2.0 – Advancing the Global Health Agenda in the Post-MDG Era,” which will showcase leading scientific advances in addressing the complex challenges we face. As the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) come to an end in 2015, we will look at the future of the global health enterprise. Some of the speakers include President of the World Bank Jim Kim; former Head of UNAIDS and current Director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Peter Piot; and Head of the Earth Institute at Columbia University Jeff Sachs. We also will have a special lecture by the winner of the 2014 Gairdner Awards’ Global Health Awardee. The 3-day meeting will provide opportunities to learn about new scientific advances, participate in practical workshops, network, and develop new partnerships with global health leaders across disciplines.

13th Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference
Host: Mazzoni Center
Dates: June 12-14, 2014
Location: Philadelphia, PA
PTHC proudly offers a space for Trans* people and allies, families, and providers to come together to re-envision what health means for Trans* people. The focus of this conference is promoting transgender health and wellness in mind, body, spirit, and community. PTHC recognizes the interconnections among all aspects of our well-being; including health, safety, education, employment, housing, and social support.

NACCHO Annual 2014
Host: National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO)
Dates: July 8-10
Location: Atlanta, GA
NACCHO Annual 2014 will provide an interactive setting for local health officials and their public health partners from around the country to examine strategies, share ideas, and plan actions for sustaining or reinventing their organizations in the new era.

International AIDS Conference
Host: IAS
Dates: July 2014
Location: Melbourne, Australia
The biennial International AIDS Conference is the premier gathering for those working in the field of HIV, as well as policymakers, people living with HIV and others committed to ending the epidemic. It will be a tremendous opportunity for researchers from around the world to share the latest scientific advances in the field, learn from one another’s expertise, and develop strategies for advancing all facets of our collective efforts to treat and prevent HIV.