Indigenous, Local and Global Health Office

Creating the future of health and social equity.

Welcome to the Cumming School of Medicine Indigenous, Local & Global Health Office – where we work every day to create the future of health and social equity. As a leading institution, we recognize the vital role we play at home and abroad, which is why we’re committed to collaborating with communities to create opportunity, advance equity and improve the health of people in marginalized settings.

Our commitment is expressed through many forms. From partnering with local organizations on immigrant health initiatives to working with Indigenous communities to address intergenerational toxic stress; from facilitating opportunities for students to learn about the social determinants of health to offering consultations to CSM teams conducting health research across the globe - our collaborative efforts work to harness University knowledge and resources to create a future where everyone is free from the barriers that create health inequities.

By staying connected, responsive and accountable to our communities, we’re creating the future of health - better health, for everyone.

 


Spotlight

Through various collaborative initiatives with community partners, we seek to advance social and health equity both at home and abroad. Below are a few of our current initiatives. 

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Healthy Adolescents and Young People

Healthy Adolescents and Young People (HAY!) seeks to strengthen sexual and reproductive health and rights programming and services by supporting capacity building at district, health facility and community levels in southwest Uganda. 

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Indigenous Mural

The Indigenous Mural is driven by the desire to showcase more visual arts pieces which which reflect Indigenous culture, tradition and storytelling which could influence policy and decision making by challenging us to think differently.

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Communities we work with

Indigenous Communities

Collaborating with Indigenous community members and leaders to address barriers to health equity. 

Local Communities

Engaging local communities to address social determinants of health and promote health equity.

Global Communities

Facilitating educational opportunities and global health programs across the globe.


In the news


Dr. Jenn Brenner, MD, appointed as Assistant Dean, Global Health at the Cumming School of Medicine

A message from Associate Dean, Dr. Dianne Mosher, Indigenous, Local and Global Health Office...

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Dr. Beverly Adams named Cumming School of Medicine vice dean

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Elders Reg and Rose Crowshoe honoured by Governor General for their commitment to preservation of Blackfoot culture and reconciliation

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UCalgary celebrates recipients of 2022 Internationalization Achievement Awards

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Upcoming events