The United States
The United States is one of the wealthiest and most powerful countries in the world, but health inequity persists in every city and state around the country. Although the Affordable Care Act has expanded healthcare access to millions of Americans in need, there is a long way to go.
We have proudly worked in the Northeast of the US since 2009. We partner with community-based providers, City Departments of Health, and NGOs in cities throughout the country’s northeast on issues such as HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention, needle exchange programs, and support for youth experiencing homelessness.
Our fellows are Americans committed to improving healthcare access in their own country and young leaders from other places who bring a rich mix of experiences and knowledge to ensuring health equity in the US. To date, we’ve developed nearly 174 young leaders placed within 33 partner organizations in the US. Our robust alumni network is highly engaged throughout the US more broadly, helping to ensure access to quality care and services across the country.
- 7 years developing emerging leaders
- 33 partner organizations worked with to date
- 174 total number of young leaders trained
GHC Voices in the U.S.
- Tackling Mental Health Issues from the Ground Up: 2014-2015 US alum, Soo Yoon Sim, writes about mental health needs in immigrant communities in Queens, NYC.
- Survivors Find New Ways to Reclaim Their Narratives in the Media While Maintaining Anonymity: Meghana Kulkarni, 2016-2017 US fellow, highlights the ways in which survivors are using selfie journalism to maintain their anonymity and still raise awareness about the issues surrounding rape survivors such as victim-blaming.
- Protecting The Women’s Health Movement on a Global Scale: Estefania Palomino, 2014-2015 US alum, reflects on young leaders’ role in reproductive rights work and the global health equity movement.
- Taylor Swift is Dreaming of a Very White Africa: Viviane Rutabingwa and James Kassaga Arinaitwe, 2012-2013 US alums, critique Taylor Swift’s music video for “Wildest Dreams”, which romanticizes the history of colonialism in Africa.