• 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.

    100 million

    Approximate number of people forcibly displaced globally in 20221


    Approximate number of refugees resettled annually in the U.S. over the last 43 years2

    45.3 million

    Approximate number of foreign-born people living in U.S.3

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    SOAR Together:
    Global Health for All

    September 22–23, 2024
    Phoenix Convention Center
    Phoenix, AZ
    A Preconference to FMX '24

    AAFP Center for Global Health Initiatives (CGHI)

    The AAFP Center for Global Health Initiatives (CGHI) offers education, resources, and support to AAFP members interested in global health in the U.S. (global-local) and internationally. The CGHI oversees global health-related activities and involvements throughout the AAFP, encompassing the creation of educational content, collaboration with aligned organizations, and events like the Global Health Summit and FMX .

    The CGHI Advisory Group aims to provide family physicians with subject matter expertise and valuable input concerning the AAFP’s global health endeavors.

    Center for Global Health Initiatives 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 CME series is for members only.

    Past sessions are available on demand

    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. Refugee Data Finder. UNHCR The UN Refugee Agency. Available at: https://www.unhcr.org/refugee-statistics/insights/explainers/100-million-forcibly-displaced.html. Accessed August 11, 2023.
    2. Refugees and Asylees in the United States. Migration Policy Institute. Available at: https://www.migrationpolicy.org/article/refugees-and-asylees-united-states. Accessed August 11, 2023. 
    3. U.S. Immigrant Population and Share over Time, 1850-Present. Migration Policy Institute. Available at: https://www.migrationpolicy.org/programs/data-hub/us-immigration-trends#history. Accessed August 11, 2023