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Course: Global Health in a Local Context

Key Contact: Michael Westerhaus | Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility | Visit Activity Website

Activity Dates: Fall 2016 - present, offered every fall semester

Country(ies): United States

Contact Information

Activity Description

This course immerses students in the study of health equity, the social determinants of health, global health in a local setting, and community-based healthcare. The course curriculum is modeled on the highly successful and dynamic SocMed curriculum currently utilized annually in Uganda and Haiti, which offers a highly experiential, interdisciplinary, and inter-professional study of these topics.

The course curriculum places considerable importance on building partnerships and encouraging students to reflect upon their personal experiences with power, privilege, race, class, and gender as central to effective partnership building in the health professions and health-related fields.

This course is classroom-less and meets in community-based locals throughout the St. Paul - Minneapolis metro area.

Activity Types


Academic Health Center Units

Other Academic Health Center Units
     Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility (CGHSR)

Partner Organizations


Activity Topics

Culture, Health Care, Hunger & Food Security, Immigrant and Refugee Health, Policy, Poverty, Urban Health