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The Division for Global and Community Health (DGCH) promotes a multicultural and interprofessional learning environment. The One World-One Health concept fosters patient, community, student and faculty interests in issues that bridge human, animal and environmental health at the global and local levels. We aim to accomplish these goals by addressing community health needs, education, training and research, and by promoting a culture of service.


The Division for Global and Community Health (DGCH) at Western University of Health Sciences will be nationally and globally recognized for promoting interprofessional education, clinical practice and research encompassing “One World-One Health”. The division will advance human, animal and environmental health issues at the global, national, and local levels.

The Division of Global & Community Health (DGCH)

is committed to addressing health disparities locally and globally through education, research and service. Established in 1989 as the International / Cross Cultural Program for COMP, the DGCH serve as a catalyst of local and international activities for the Department of Social Medicine & HealthCare Leadership, College of Osteopathic Medicine. We facilitate the development and implementation of collaborative partnerships and interdisciplinary linkages across campus and beyond to improve health outcomes around the community and the world.

Global Health Activities include:

  • Student Global Health Immersion Experiences through the Global Health Track
  • 4th year International Rotations
  • 2nd year Summer International Outreach
  • Students Exchanges and Visiting Scholars Programs

Community Health Activities include:

  • Service Learning Projects
  • Students Clubs
  • Community Engagement Initiatives


Coming soon… To learn more about upcoming projects and events, please visit our Student Clubs page

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