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There have been calls for a common definition of
Global Health. Koplan et al. define Global Health
as " an area for study, research, and practice that
places a priority on improving health and achieving
health equity for all people worldwide " . 1 Beaglehole et
al. describe Global Health as " collaborative transnational research and action for promoting health for
all " . 2 Meanwhile, Keith Martin with the Consortium of
Universities for Global Health calls for " a discipline
that advances efforts to improve the well-being of
people and the planet " . 3 Despite this debate, our
objective is not to define Global Health, but rather,
to allow the intersection of identified barriers to
health to define the scope and context of the work
it involves. Fortunately, we have an established
definition of health itself. Defined in the preamble to
the constitution of the World Health Organization,
health is " a state of complete physical, mental and
social well-being and not merely the absence of
disease or infirmity " . 4 This definition, put forth in
1948, has not been amended since its acceptance.

CSA members volunteer in their own communities,
serving vulnerable populations. These are altruistic
efforts, and all are in addition to the Global Health
partnerships established by California's academic
programs. This is Global Health.

Reframing Global Health in this way recognizes the
many California anesthesiologists already working
in areas promoting Global Health. Some volunteer
for Operation Access, a non-profit organization
offering free surgery for the uninsured. Some
work to provide sedation for pediatric dental
procedures. Others serve on boards of local nonprofit community service organizations such as 211.
Still others mentor high school students in STEM
programs through Project Lead the Way. Countless

California is unique, fitting into the global picture
in distinctive ways. If it were a country, California
would have the 5th largest economy in the world. 5
California is home to 109 federally recognized
Native American tribes. That's 109 distinct peoples
with potentially different languages, cultures, and
practices. California also lines the Pacific Rim, in
close proximity to Japan, China, the many nations
of SE Asia, and Oceania. With many of our revenuegenerating meetings held in Hawaii, nurturing
partnerships with colleagues in geographic proximity
bolsters Global Health work and CSA financial

1

California Academic Global Health Programs
highlighted in past issues of Vital Times
Northern California

Southern California

University of California
San Francisco

University of
Southern California

Stanford University

University of California
San Diego

University of California
Davis

University of California
Los Angeles

Koplan JP, Bond TC, Merson MH, et al. Towards a common definition of global health. Lancet. 2009;373(9679):1993-95.
R, Bonita R. What is global health? Glob Health Action. 2010;3:10.3402/gha.v3i0.5142. https://doi.org/10.3402/gha.v3i0.5142
3 Consortium of Universities for Global Health Website. https://www.cugh.org/
4 World Health Organization Website. https://www.who.int/about/who-we-are/frequently-asked-questions
5 Forbes Website. https://www.forbes.com/places/ca/?sh=3b84ac643fef
2 Beaglehole

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