Global and Community Health Initiatives (OGACHI)

The goal of OGACHI is to address health disparities locally and abroad through promoting academic enrichment, service-learning, and research pertaining to issues of global health. The Office serves as a clearing house and catalyst for the development, facilitation and monitoring of local, regional and international activities of students and faculty related to improving health around the world. It also cultivates and promotes interdisciplinary linkages across the campus and externally with other organizations, agencies and communities in responding to disparate health outcomes of the poor and underserved. In addition, OGACHI seeks to increase diversity in Nursing through special initiatives and programs, often in partnership with other institutions. OGACHI was established in January 2006 and is affiliated with the Duke Global Health Institute.

OGACHI provides a number of services including continuing education, technical assistance, consultation, logistical support to international visiting global scholars and visiting registered nurses; and management of global health experiences for students.

Mission Statement

To promote an improvement in the health status of vulnerable populations locally and abroad by enhancing the preparation of learners and the capacity of faculty through facilitating a strengthened focus on global health in academic programs, the research agenda, and through service within the community and the profession.

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