Center for Global Health

James Ebert, M.D., M.B.A., M.P.H., F.A.A.P., Oscar Boonshoft Chair and Director

Welcome

The Center for Global Health is part of the Department of Community Health at Boonshoft School of Medicine. Our goals are to improve the quality, efficiency and access to health care. We serve the local community as well as play a role in developing national models.

We promote the education of all health providers — physicians, hospitals, managers, insurers, employers — in areas of management and health economics. We believe that one of the keys to success for the future of health care is the orientation of population-based health care. While continuing the individual care to a patient, a health provider must also understand and support the needs of the community.

Through grants and contracts, we analyze and develop programs and systems of care. Through our interests in preventive and community based health care we work to prevent disease, disability, and lost quality of life.

In parallel to our educational programs, we provide consulting and services to health providers and health systems. Our local expertise combined with our national experience combines to offer valuable service. As part of a university system, the cost of our consulting operation is substantially below that of large, for-profit firms.

A key role that we play is to serve as an organization that stimulates critically necessary dialogue in health care public policy. In addition to promoting universal health care, we provide a forum for ideas, new, old, current, and recycles to be aired, debated, and developed.

Finally, we see the health care enterprise as continuously changing, meeting new needs, and responding to new developments. It is our practice to be at the edge of these changes, to anticipate them, prepare for them, and be a part of them as they enter the health care environment.