State University of New York at Buffalo, Community for Global Health Equity
The University at Buffalo SUNY has invested considerable resources to further research, education, and engagement in global health equity (http://www.buffalo.edu/ubreporter/communities-of-excellence.html). The Community for Global Health Equity (CGHE) is one of three newly named Communities of Excellence formed to take on the grand social challenges of the 21st century. CGHE will organize novel inter- disciplinary teams of researchers, faculty, students, and national and international partners to tackle inequities in global health through community-based and community-led efforts. Health science professionals and Architecture, Planning, Engineering, and other cross-disciplinary fields (APEX) will work together to understand barriers to global health equity and to develop, test, and refine solutions in Asia, sub- Saharan Africa, and Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as among the refugee population in Western New York. Initial focus areas include: child survival, growth, and development; non-communicable diseases and disabilities; infectious diseases; and refugee health.