ICGH Description

The INTERDISCIPLINARY CONSORTIUM for GLOBAL HEALTH

DESCRIPTION:
The ICGH is an international alliance of higher education institutions from Canada, Mexico, and the United States whose common purpose is to lend their interdisciplinary expertise to improve the health and welfare among the world’s most vulnerable people.

RATIONALE:
Global health issues are threatening the viability of all peoples, cultures, and nations. The Consortium works in collaboration with others to identify evidence-based solutions that address these issues.


GUIDING PRINCIPLES:
The Consortium seeks to:
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focus its responses on community-identified needs;
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disseminate evidence-based approaches that support sustainable, replicable projects;
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leverage human and financial resources to build capacity;
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apply interdisciplinary and ecosystemic approaches in problem-solving;
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employ process-oriented, outcomes-based project design;
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implement culturally appropriate training and applications;
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increase the pool of concerned world citizens promoting global health;
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provide professional research and service experiences for faculty and students; and
·        utilize ongoing assessment and evaluation to better ensure the success of our activities.
                                                                       

CURRENT FOCUS AREAS:
The ICGH is working with the World Health Organization on diverse topics, including: food safety and security, enteric diseases, communicable diseases, measles eradication, maternal and reproductive health, tobacco control, micro-nutrition and anemia, environmental health and resources planning.                                                                        
INTERNAL PROJECTS:
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development of a North American database of specialties of faculty and others seeking to make contributions in global health care
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follow-through training in leadership advocacy to promote greater health care equity
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the sharing of knowledge gained through the publication of research, project papers, student journals, etc.
                                                                                                                                            
                       August 25, 2006, Daemen College, Amherst, NY