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Center for Community and Global Health

Welcome to your home for ideas about health and healing.


At the Center for Community and Global Health, (CCGH) we demonstrate how the liberal arts and sciences provide an ideal foundation for health-related careers. The Center brings together multidisciplinary perspectives that give us an appreciation for healing in many forms. From the physical to social to systemic, we explore the many domains of study that connect to health.

We offer pre-health and pre-med advising, coursework, internship experiences, community collaborations, story-telling, and scholarly activity to Lewis & Clark students with an interest in health and healing.  

Moving the Field of Healthcare Towards Greater Equity

We recognize the harms done to BIPOC people in healthcare systems and studies, and see a critical need for greater diversity, equity and inclusion in the health professions to remedy those historic and ongoing harms. Our Center gives all students the tools necessary to hear, comprehend, and be moved to address systemic bias in healthcare. We are committed to offering more students from diverse and adverse backgrounds the experiences and support necessary to enter the health professions.

We are committed to recognizing past wrongs and moving the healthcare field in the direction of greater equity.

Meet the Team at the Center for Community and Global Health

Honoring the Ground on which We Stand

We honor the indigenous people on whose traditional and ancestral homelands the College stands: the Multnomah, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Tumwater, and Watalala bands of the Chinook; the Tualatin Kalapuya; and many other indigenous nations of the Columbia River. It is important to acknowledge the ancestors of this place and recognize that we are here because of the sacrifices forced upon them.