The Medical College of Wisconsin has institutional memberships to local and international consortiums for global health.
MCW is a member of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (UCUGH). CUGH is the largest consortium of academic institutions in the world involved in global health. With over 19,000 individual members and 145 institutions worldwide, MCW is part of this interdisciplinary network whose mission is to facilitate the sharing of knowledge to address global health challenges by creating equity and reducing health disparities. In line with MCW’s four missions, CUGH promotes mutually beneficial, long-term partnerships dedicated to building human capital across education, research, and service.
MCW is one of 11 Milwaukee-based organizations members that comprise the Milwaukee Global Health Consortium (formerly known as the Center for International Health). Under Dr. Stephen Hargarten’s leadership as president and CEO, Milwaukee Global Health Consortium develops and connects the global health programs and activities of Wisconsin organizations in the health, education, research, and government sectors, and improves global health through meaningful partnerships that benefit people and communities locally and globally.
Other consortium members include the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Aurora Health Care, Marquette University, Froedtert Hospital, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Concordia University, the City of Milwaukee Health Department, Milwaukee County government, the Rotary Club of Milwaukee, and the International Institute of Wisconsin.
The Office of Global Health's mission is to advance MCW’s mission of education, research, patient care, and community engagement through multi-institutional collaborations. Our vision for MCW to be a leader in global health that promotes health equity across neighborhoods and nations.
Our goal is to develop a sustainable framework for multidisciplinary collaboration that integrates and advances the global health sciences.
Establish credible local and global partnerships with community-based organizations, universities, medical schools, and healthcare delivery sites that offer education, research, patient care, and community engagement opportunities for MCW faculty, medical and graduate students, residents, and fellows.
Implement standardized agreements with local and global organizations to assure credit and excellence for trainee and faculty participation.
- Health equity
- Social justice
Office of Global Health Overview (PDF)