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.
Global health involvement allows you to focus on vulnerable populations worldwide, use the resources, knowledge, and experience of diverse societies to address health challenges, and combine population-based health promotion and disease prevention with individual-level care.
The AAFP Center for Global Health Initiative (CGHI) was created in response to support AAFP members' professional needs to be globally engaged. Apply for the Advisory Board and advocate for family physicians' stance on global health issues. As a CGHI Advisory Board member, you'll have the opportunity to:
This is the first webinar in a series of Global Health Mentorship webinars jointly developed by AAFP CGHI and STFM CGGH.
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.
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