Connecting Global and Local

The Los Angeles Global Health Conference is an annual global health conference hosted in Southern California. This year, LAGHC is organized by UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Fielding School of Public Health, Undergraduate Departments, and USC Keck School of Medicine and affiliated schools. The conference aims to educate and connect with members of the UCLA, USC, CDU, and Los Angeles communities about the varying health disparities both in our backyards and around the world. Home to individuals from more than 140 countries speaking 224 different languages, Los Angeles's rich cultural diversity makes it an ideal place to examine the current status of world health.  It is our vision that the Los Angeles Global Health Conference become a space to discuss innovative ways to tackle health disparities—locally and globally.

This year's conference theme is "Looking In, Looking Out: Balancing Global and Local Priorities in the Current Political Climate." Given the current global events, priority shifting is key to successfully address health disparities both in our backyard and abroad. The conference this year seeks to bring together individuals from various backgrounds to create a dialogue that informs and equips our future global health leaders.

Last year, over 400 individuals from 25+ institutions across Los Angeles and the Southern California community attended LAGHC. These institutions included UCLA, USC, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, UC Berkeley, UC San Diego, Cal State Los Angeles, Cal State Northridge, Loma Linda University, Charles Drew University, several community colleges, and various private and nonprofit institutions. 

The Los Angeles Global Health Conference is a student-led project of the Global Health Interest Group at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.