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Strengthening Health in Cities, from Local to Global

Global Connections

Urban health challenges are pervasive across the globe. The UHC is uniquely positioned to connect partners across diverse locations, coordinate the exchange of information and support collaborative research and understanding of policies and initiatives that promote health. The UHC engages in a wide range of partnerships both in person and virtually.

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.

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The UHC hosts symposia to convene experts and build a knowledge base around factors that impact global urban health. The symposium brings together researchers, practitioners, and policymakers from a variety of backgrounds to stimulate novel ideas for research, debates on policies and their implications for communities, and a sense of urgency for community and policy action.

Visiting Scholars

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The Urban Health Collaborative hosts visiting scholars and postdoctoral fellows from around the globe to broaden our perspective and understanding, and to provide training opportunities for urban health researchers. This rotating diversity of experience and professional training inspires new approaches to urban health challenges.


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Improving health in cities happens through collaborations and shared knowledge, strengthening the ties between cities, locally and globally. Drexel University and partners from across Latin America and in the U.S. are collaborating to study how urban environments and urban policies impact the health of city residents through Latin America.