Our Work

Our Work

Believing that health, well-being, and human rights are influenced by a wide range of factors, the Institute seeks to promote a rich and interdisciplinary approach to best meet the health and human rights challenges of our contemporary world. Activities of the Institute include: collaborative research, education through the creation of graduate, undergraduate, online and certification courses and programs; participation in policy reform and implementation to work towards universal and equal access to health-care both at home and abroad; advocacy work to encourage understanding, protection and promotion of health as a human right for the most vulnerable segments of society; and projects to promote social, biological, and mental well-being.

Recognizing that the health and well-being of society at large is bound up in the well-being of its least advantaged members, there is a special focus on the challenges that affect traditionally marginalized and vulnerable populations including: prisoners and other persons deprived of liberty, people living with HIV/AIDS, STI’s, Hepatitis and TB, those affected by mental health and addiction, patients with neglected diseases, women, girls, minorities, persons living with disabilities, newborns, children, LGBT groups, older adults, etc.

THE WORLD WITHIN REACH