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Health • Climate • Cities

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Health • Climate • Cities

We know the challenge: More people, living in cities, facing more extreme weather, from droughts to floods to heat waves.

Led by climate and health pioneer Jonathan Patz, the Global Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison champions practical solutions for well-being today and tomorrow.

  • Advancing healthy, sustainable urban transportation with the Health-Oriented Transportation initiative
  • Bringing an army of students to work on Wisconsin city priorities with the  UniverCity Alliance, co-founded by GHI
  • Restoring bicycling to Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
  • Bringing electricity to remote Indian villages
  • Connecting cities to the land in Guadalajara, Mexico

Together, UW-Madison and communities in Wisconsin and across the globe collaborate to show how healthy choices benefit all of us and the earth.


Health • Climate • Cities News

Building Community event information in black and red letters on a yellow backgroundGlobal HealthBuilding Community 2018: A Global Health CelebrationOctober 18: GHI invites you to Building Community 2018, an annual event that brings together the greater global health community and looks toward new opportunities to ensure health and well-being for all.Read more…

Global HealthUW–Madison, Green County launch UniverCity partnership with Aug. 21 eventThe event will be held at Monroe High School Performing Arts Center. The evening will begin with a work session for community leaders directly involved in UniverCity Year projects. There will also be a networking session, a special appearance from Bucky Badger and an opportunity to share innovative solutions to local issues. Read more…

Explore nearly 200 events statewide at the Wisconsin Science FestivalSeptember 13, 2018Work with GHI: Apply now for a research intern positionSeptember 11, 2018Wisconsin Healthiest State SummitSeptember 6, 2018UniverCity Year Green County projectsAugust 29, 2018MPR News: Climate change threatens Midwest’s wild rice, a staple for Native AmericansAugust 8, 2018More news »


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