For six years, the USC Institute for Global Health organized Global Health Awareness Week, a weeklong series of global health events that introduced students, professionals and the academic community across all sectors to new opportunities and insights into the field of global public health. A multidisciplinary group of students organized each week, which culminated in a community health event, World Health Day LA.
Global Health Awareness Week
The 2015 Global Health Awareness Week opened with a USC Global Health Lecture series event on gender-transformative health programming and continued on with events promoting health awareness and networking, before concluding with World Health Day LA in Ramona Gardens.
USC Global Health Awareness Week 2014: Vector-Borne Disease took place March 31 – April 5. The week’s events focused on global health awareness on issues from gender-transformative health programming to malaria, and concluded with the annual community health fair World Health Day LA.
Global Health Awareness Week at USC covered a variety topics from from water access to stress. A networking events, contest, speaker panel, film screenings and more provided ample opportunity for interested students to learn more about global health issues and career possibilities.
The 2014 Global Health Awareness Week at USC organized a series events around the theme “To Nutrition and Beyond. The week featured engaging lectures, networking opportunities, movie screenings, lunch events and concluded with the 2012 World Health Day LA.
From April 4-9, 2011, the Global Health Awareness Week at USC explored a broad range of topics emerging in global health and the environment, including environmental sustainability, global health policy and interdisciplinary integration to improve environment health. The week of events featured engaging lectures, networking opportunities, exclusive movie screenings, and a community service event.
The second annual Global Health Awareness Week was an initiative to increase awareness and collaboration in global public health. The week focused on urbanization and health in different regions of the world in recognition of World Health Day and the World Health Organization’s 2010 global health campaign, “1000 Cities, 1000 Lives.”