The health of the planet and the health of human communities are inextricably linked.
What is planetary health? Without a healthy biosphere there is no thriving human future. This emerging field of applied research, policy and practice represents an intentional and catalytic effort to take on one of the greatest challenges the world has faced. It seeks to characterize the impact on our health of human-caused disruptions of Earth’s natural systems, taking a solutions-oriented approach, bridging different disciplines and sectors, and learning from successes and failures.
Global Health Research Convening
A one-day conference aims to foster discussion among researchers whose work impacts global health. We invite researcher for all disciplines to share their ideas and experience, and to explore new potential collaborations and opportunities for student engagement.
Global Health Seed Grants
Stanford’s Global Health Seed Grant program encourages the development of innovative solutions to global health challenges. With early-stage funding, we support scientific and clinical research as well as innovations in health care implementation or delivery.
Planetary Health Annual Meeting
Planetary health is about ensuring that Earth is a healthy home for humanity. It is a movement to improve our stewardship of the planet, so that our legacy is an environment that improves human health rather than harming it.