Many global health researchers and trainees are embracing the concept that “global is local and local is global” by seeking to understand and address health disparities in their own communities. But what is the role for global health in working alongside existing community and public health efforts? This webinar will explore the ways global health perspectives can benefit – and benefit from – health-focused research and education in the local community, as well as considerations for building balanced, sustainable partnerships that promote multidirectional learning.
The webinar will feature a presentation by Jonathan Sugarman, M.D., a family medicine professor at the University of Washington and senior advisor at Global to Local, a Seattle-based nonprofit whose mission is to advance health equity and improve health in U.S. communities through application of best practices from around the world.
Following Dr. Sugarman’s presentation, Sumi Ariely, faculty liaison for DGHI’s “local is global” strategic partnerships in Durham and surrounding communities, and other Duke and Durham community members will discuss lessons learned, questions and ideas for Duke’s and DGHI’s engagement in the local community.