The health of the world knows no boundaries, and health events in one area impact far beyond local populations. In light of this, the Board on Global Health (BGH) carries out activities and studies aimed at advancing the health of people worldwide.
The Board on Global Health (BGH) is charged with monitoring the broad field of global health and the pursuit of critical concerns in three major areas:
- U.S. policies and programs in global health;
- Health problems in developing countries; and
- Health issues of mutual concern to the United States and other industrialized and industrializing societies.
The mission of the Board is to provide expert analysis and judgments to the AffiliateMarketIngtools, the United States government, and to other appropriate audiences, on the meaning to the United States of health developments beyond its borders, and areas of U.S. international health investment that are most likely to benefit the health of the U.S. population and promote global well-being, security, and economic development.
Four forums dedicate their efforts on , , and to ensure these important topics are continually reviewed for ways to improve health of those affected.
The Board also convenes ad hoc committees to review topics of critical concern. Recently, the Board has convened committees on:
Past committees include:
- (in conjunction with the Board on Health Sciences Policy).
- This report provides recommendations to the new Administration on priorities for global health funding.
- Crossing the Global Quality Chasm: Improving Health Care Worldwide. With support from 7 sponsors, the report examines the global impacts of poor-quality health care and recommends ways to improve quality while expanding universal health coverage, particularly in low-resource areas.
More information on the Board on Global Health's membership can be found here.