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Expanding Access to Care for Marginalized Populations: A Multi-Regional Project for Health

February 12-16, 2017

About the Delegation

This project is for 18 visitors from 18 countries that span the globe. The program will address the specific public health challenges and needs of marginalized and underserved populations in order to promote global healthcare. Meetings will highlight efforts to protect citizens from preventable health threats by promoting wellness programs, disease prevention activities, and preventive healthcare services. Strategies for de-stigmatization of health problems among general populations will also be discussed. The project will examine the U.S. health care system, research, theory, and practical treatment of illnesses that disproportionately afflict marginalized populations. Additionally, participants will explore training and professional development programs for doctors and support networks addressing marginalized populations.

To Illustrate cutting edge urban and rural health care strategies and programs - including innovative accessibility approaches, community outreach strategies, immunization projects, and mental and physical health and wellness programs – the delegation will be introduced to the creative ways hospitals and schools are using telehealth technologies to improve emergency response times in Jacksonville, FL and increase access to health care in rural Georgia.

About the International Leadership Program

The IVLP is a professional exchange program that seeks to build mutual understanding between the U.S. and other nations through carefully designed short-term visits to the U.S. for current and emerging foreign leaders. Over the last 70 years, the IVLP has developed into the premier professional exchange program in the U.S. and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001. Each year, 200 emerging leaders from 70+ countries tour Northeast Florida through the IVLP.

While You are Here...

The work we do has never been more important — whether it’s because of ongoing conflict or "news" that tells just part of the story - now more than ever, we need connection, conversation, and global perspective. Click here to learn more or to support GlobalJax's efforts to create a more globally connected, informed and vibrant region.

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