• Global Health

    The Wide-Reaching Effects of Global Health

    Because the health of patients within U.S. borders is affected by the health of populations worldwide, and health outcomes in other countries can be affected by developments in the U.S., you have a significant stake in global health issues.


    Average number of refugee arrivals in the U.S. in 20192

    272 million

    Number of international migrants worldwide in 20193

    44.4 million

    Approximate number of foreign-born people living in U.S.4

    AAFP Center for Global Health Initiatives (CGHI)

    Learn about the AAFP's commitment to global health and those who are leading this effort.    

    Center for Global Health Initiatives Quarterly Webinar Series

    Be a part of Global Health!
    Find out how Family Medicine and Global Health intersect and how you can make a worldly impact!

    This free webinar series is for members only.

    How to Get Started on Global Health Work On Demand - Register to Access Recorded Webinar

    Faculty: Jeff Hall, MD, FAAFP; Christine O’Dea, MD, MPH; Evelyn Lewis, MD, MA, FAAFP, DABDA; Natali Smiley

    Border Health - Register to Access Recorded Webinar

    Faculty: Natalia Galarza, MD, FAAFP; Danielle Fitzsimmons-Pattison, MD; Mary Alice Scott, PhD

    How to Prepare for Global Health Practice - Register to Access Recorded Webinar

    Faculty: Charles Fleischer, MD; Kathy Chang, MD, MPH; Lauren Bull, MD; Abigail Pira, MD

    Care of Refugees and Asylum Seekers - Registration Open

    Faculty: Sommer Aldulaimi, MD, FAAFP; Weyinshet Gossa, MD, MPH; Marquita Belen, MD, FAAFP; Lauren Bull, MD; Daniel White, MD
    7 p.m. CST | Wednesday, May 17, 2023

    Keep the conversation going through the Global Health Member Interest Group community. Join the group today

    The Global Health Webinar Series is made possible by a grant from the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation.


    Global Health Information and Resources





    Webinar Replay: Ethics in Global Health – Exploring Cases in Partnerships and Clinical Care

    This is the first webinar in a series of Global Health Mentorship webinars jointly developed by AAFP CGHI and STFM GHEC (Global Health Educators Collaborative).

    Watch this interactive discussion with family physician experts in global health ethics to learn how ethical principles can be used to guide activities and partnerships. 



    1. Koplan JP, Bond TC, Merson MH, et al. Towards a common definition of global health. Lancet. 2009;373(9679):1993-1995.

    2. Population Facts No. 2013/2. Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Available at: http://esa.un.org/unmigration/documents/The_number_of_international_migrants.pdf. Published September, 2013. Accessed October 20, 2014.

    3. Frequently Requested Statistics on Immigrants and Immigration in the United States. Migration Policy Institute. Available at:   http://www.migrationpolicy.org/article/frequently-requested-statistics-immigrants-and-immigration-united-states-0. Published March 21, 2012. Accessed October 20, 2014.

    4. Proposed Refugee Admissions for Fiscal Year 2014 Report to the Congress. United States Department of State, United States Department of Homeland Security. United States Department of Health and Human Services. Available at: http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/219137.pdf. Accessed October 20, 2014.