Grand Valley State University Global Health
The mission of the Global Health (GH) Taskforce is to coordinate the research, service, and educational global health-related activities of Grand Valley State University's College of Health Professions.
What is Global Health?
Global health differs from public health and international health. It involves global cooperation on the issues of disease prevention and clinical care. The aim of global health is to achieve health equity among nations, and its approach is multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary.
College of Health Profession's Global Health Mission
The mission of CHP’s Global Health Task Force is to coordinate the research, service, and educational global health-related activities of Grand Valley State University’s College of Health Professions.
Global Health Objectives
- Develop and nurture global health partnerships
- Foster global health research and scholarship
- Train the next generation of global health leaders
Save the Date...The Global Health Showcase will be held in 2021 due to COVID-19.
Past Global Health Showcase Highlights
Past Keynote Speakers
Keynote speaker for the 2015 Global Health Showcase
Christopher P. Weis, Ph.D. DABT Toxicology Liaison/Senior Advisor Office of the Director
National Institute of Environmental Health Science National Institutes of Health
Keynote speaker for the 2016 Global Health Showcase
Nkechy Ekere Ezeh, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Director of Early Childhood Education at Aquinas College
CEO/Founder of Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative
Keynote Speaker for the 2017 Global Health Showcase
Stephen Hodgins, MD, Dr.PH
A Behavioral and Global Health Expert
Faculty at the School of Public Health in the University of Alberta and Senior Technical Advisor with Save the Children