Urban health and environmental sustainability challenges are pervasive across the globe. The Drexel Urban Health Collaborative is uniquely positioned to connect partners across diverse locations, coordinate exchange and support collaborative research of policies and initiatives that promote health. The Urban Health Collaborative (UHC) engages in a wide range of partnerships and urban health training both in person and virtually.
International Research, Partnerships and Training
LAC-Urban Health Network
The UHC has strong ties to Latin America through participation in the Urban Health Network for Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC-Urban Health network). As a network for urban health research and knowledge exchange, the group brings together public health practitioners, researchers, policy makers and communities to improve health in cities across Latin America and the Caribbean and provide insights relevant to urban areas worldwide.
The Salud Urbana en América Latina (SALURBAL) Project
The Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health and partners throughout Latin America and in the United States are working together to study how urban environments and urban policies impact the health of city residents throughout Latin America through the . Their findings will inform policies and interventions to create healthier, more equitable, and more sustainable cities worldwide.
Global Alliance for Training in Health Equity Research
The Global Alliance for Training in Health Equity Research (GATHER) is a T-37 training grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities at the Drexel Dornsife School of Public Health. Trainees from Drexel or other universities advance their careers in global health equity through mentored and skills-based research training.
Drexel-INCAP Training Program on Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Central America
The Drexel Urban Health Collaborative (UHC) and the Research Center for the Prevention of Chronic Diseases (CIIPEC) at the Institute for Nutrition of Central America and Panama (INCAP) offer a training program to research cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk across the lifespan in Central America.