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Local Is Global

Refugee and Immigrant Health and Wellbeing

inset localEfforts to improve global health can happen anywhere, including the Atlanta metropolitan area. In addition to vulnerable populations living in low- and middle-income countries, EGHI is committed to working on ways to improve the health and wellbeing of local, vulnerable populations.

Under the direction of Associate Director Dr. Parminder Suchdev, EGHI is exploring ways it can improve the health and wellbeing of Atlanta’s refugee and immigrant populations. With support from Kaiser Permanente of Georgia, EGHI is working with members of the Emory community and external partners to determine the best way Emory University can build a coalition of stakeholders that works together on specific initiatives designed to improve the health and wellbeing of these local communities. Additional information is available here.

Recent activities include a January 2018 Global Health Forum focused on refugee and immigrant health and EGHI’s 2018 Intramural Emory Global Health Case Competition, which asked student teams to address refugee health in Atlanta.

Upcoming activities will include a one-day conference focused on the Clarkston’s refugee and immigrant communities and development of a web-based refugee provider toolkit. Please check back for additional details and a link to a website focused on this initiative.

Global Health Without Travel

EGHI has also supported initiatives designed to improve the health of immigrants, refugees, and migrant workers throughout the state of Georgia via its Global Health Without Travel faculty seed grants and student programs.