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Center for Community and Global Health

Welcome to your home for ideas about health and healing.


At Lewis & Clark, we believe the liberal arts and sciences provide an ideal foundation for health-related careers and that the intersection of science and story is a powerful place for healing. The Center for Community and Global Health brings together the sciences, social sciences and humanities. 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.  

These broader perspectives give us a greater appreciation for healing in many forms—from the physical to the social and systemic—and the ways that health connects to each of these. This is vital knowledge for students who will go on to tackle today’s health challenges.



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.