Message from the Director

Welcome to the Center for Community and Global Health (CCGH) at Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine. Our Center is committed to health equity that extends across borders and differences. Our work is rooted in the communities outside of the medical school and the medical system and is grounded in partnerships with many community organizations. Whether students are at a local or international site, we aim to prepare future leaders who will address the inequities and injustices that create barriers to health.

To achieve this aim, the CCGH prepares students with a dynamic Seminar Series that emphasizes discussion and mentorship from practitioners in the field. We prioritize teamwork and collaboration with other disciplines, including Public Health Sciences, Dietetics, and Nursing, as well as Law and Social Work. We recognize the value of interdisciplinary teams to address the challenges that social and structural determinants of health create in our communities. By fostering team-based, hands-on experiences with community partners, we provide students with a firm foundation to be advocates for the most vulnerable throughout their careers.

Whether you are a prospective student, a faculty member hoping to get involved, or a community partner with an interest in collaboration, thank you for visiting our website! We hope you will reach out to us for more information.

Amy Blair, M.D.