Microbial diseases, environmental toxins, food insecurity, health inequality—the challenges of public health are urgent in nature and global in reach. At Yale, scientists, health practitioners, and policy experts tackle these issues every day. When they join forces, they can change the fate and health of whole populations.
Now, Yale’s schools of public health, nursing, and medicine have launched a new university-wide center, the Yale Institute for Global Health (YIGH), to speed the translation of new scientific discoveries into better health for all. With its combined research capacity and culture of collaboration, YIGH aims to dramatically improve the health of individuals and populations by addressing complex global health problems and positioning its health systems to provide high quality care and prevention.
The institute engages broadly with the communities at the local, national, and international levels to ensure that advances made on our campus can have immediate impacts on healthcare, policy, and practice around the world.