Refugees and Vulnerable Populations
In partnership with those most impacted, we aim to enhance clinical care and improve the lives of vulnerable and underserved populations – with a special emphasis on refugees and migrants impacted by conflict and climate change. We offer seed grants to catalyze early stage research, connect Stanford clinicians to local partners to expand clinical and research capacity while enriching our research and practice, and host impactful, community-driven initiatives such as Families at the Border.
Families at the Border
Families at the Border works diligently to build the capacity of Tijuana’s shelters and clinics to address the growing primary care needs of the increasing refugee population.
Understanding the impact of sanctions on maternal-child health
Nations and international organizations have increasingly turned to sanctions as a coercive policy tool against other countries to influence their behavior without relying on the use of force. While there is extensive literature regarding the dynamic nature and relative effectiveness of sanctions regimes, there has been no comprehensive assessment of the impact of sanctions on people in sanctioned countries, particularly on the most vulnerable populations. A pioneering study funded by a CIGH seed grant seeks to disentangle the relationships between sanctions and violent conflict and their impact on maternal and child health. The quantitative results from this research will be used to produce a strategic framework for the protection of humanitarian health outcomes when nonviolent measures such as sanctions are implemented.
Stanford Children in Crisis Program
The Stanford Children in Crisis Program is the first university-based program to address the needs and improve the health and wellbeing of children in areas of political instability and civil conflict.