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, USC, Claremont Graduate University, and Pardee Rand Graduate School students. 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 people 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 "Re-Designing Global Health: Innovation and Sustainability", which highlights the myriad of current global health challenges that we face today, including climate change, implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, and the need for new health care media and technologies.
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, Claremont Graduate University, Loma Linda University, Charles Drew University, several community colleges, and various private and nonprofit institutions. Recap the conference here.
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.