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Community & Advocacy

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Advocacy & Outreach

We help translate global and planetary health research into real-world impact through strategic communication, stakeholder engagement, and policy influence. Our approach is centered on a commitment to working across disciplines and influencing change through multiple pathways, including through media, governance, and community partnerships.

Action Lab for Planetary Health

We develop evidence-based strategies, partnerships, and messaging to influence policy and grassroots actions that protect people and the planet.

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Strategic COmmunication

We find strategic ways to infuse public discourse with the latest ideas and findings in global health, translating research into impact.

Global Health Media Fellowship

This year-long fellowship teaches physicians-in-training to use various media channels to advocate and inform on global health issues.

Planetary Health fellowship

This 2-year fellowship supports early-career researchers in conducting mentored research on cutting-edge human & planetary health challenges.

Families at the Border

We support a group of physicians/ community members dedicated to improving the health of immigrant families at the US- Mexico border.

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Global Health Advocacy

We raise awareness about pressing global health challenges through community engagement, education, and participation in high-level forums.


Building Community

We are the central convener for all things global health at Stanford. We regularly assemble and connect faculty, staff, students, and trainees to develop new, interdisciplinary collaborations and learn about myriad topics in global health. Through global health events, unique global health conversations, journal clubs, and a large research convening, we foster a growing and constantly evolving global health community at Stanford and beyond.

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Global Health Faculty in Focus

Stanford Global Health Faculty Fellows discuss their research, careers, and what led them to global health during in-person lectures co-organized with the Organization for Global Health. 

Global Health Conversations

We host world-class global health leaders and experts in curated conversations where members of our community can learn about making a career, and a life, in global health.

Support for Student Groups

We support many student groups including: Global Health Student Council, Organization for Global Health (med students), Stanford Climate & Health, and the Global Health Club.

Residency Program Leadership Council

This council builds collaboration across residency and fellowship programs, supporting the professional development of global health leaders.

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Bay Area Global Health Alliance

We support and participate in the Bay Area Global Health Alliance, which brings together a network of organizations to strengthen global health impact worldwide.

Annual GLobal Health Events

We convene the Stanford global health community and beyond for annual events including the Global Health Research Convening and Global Health Fall Kickoff.

Links & Resources

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Communications Resources for Researchers and medical professionals

Access resources to support medical communication, including op-ed writing guidance.

Global South Infectious Disease Experts Database

The Viral Emergence has created this database as a tool to help connect journalists, policymakers, and researchers with infectious disease experts from the Global South.

Where can I publish my Global Health Op-Ed?

Dr. Madhukar Pai has compiled this crowd-sourced list of blogs and media platforms that publish opinion pieces and commentaries, available via Springer Nature.

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Stanford Climate, Health, and Equity Task Force

This interdisciplinary and intergenerational force of students, faculty, health practitioners, and community stakeholders is committed to mitigating climate change, abolishing environmental racism, and promoting health equity.

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