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Global Activism: Center for Global Initiatives

It's Thursday and time for our Global Activism series. Each Thursday, we hear about an individual who's decided to work to make the world a better place.

Chris Stout is a psychologist and avid climber. He's Founding Director of the Center for Global Initiatives and he's author of the forthcoming book series The New Humanitarians: Inspiration, Innovations and Blueprints for Visionaries.

According to Chris, “Health is perhaps the 'Most Common Denominator' in a region's potential for success as it is so interconnected with economic sustainability, eradicating poverty, preventing war, mitigating violence, and fostering social prosperity.”

The Center for Global Initiatives is devoted to training multidisciplinary healthcare professionals and students to bring services that are integrated, sustainable and accountable.

The group advocates the use of small collaboratives that integrate primary care, behavioral healthcare, systems development, public health, and social justice.

Chris told Jerome where the idea for the Center of Global Initiatives came from…

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