Global Health

Helping Haiti

With the news of the continued devastation in Haiti resulting from the recent earthquake and subsequent tropical storm, the Office of Global Health, along with its partner non-governmental organization, Community Empowerment, is working with its academic partner in Haiti, Quisqueya University, to reach victims in the affected area with heath care and humanitarian aid. Donations can be made to Community Empowerment, with the designation for “Haiti earthquake relief”. 

In addition, Rush has been in contact with Partners in Health (PIH), an organization with extensive roots and experience in Haiti, about their relief efforts. PIH is working through their Haitian sister organization, Zanmi Lasante to provide urgent medical care. To donate, go to the Zanmi Lasante webpage.

Interested in hearing about domestic and global consequences of COVID-19? Listen to our selection of videos from local and international community leaders

Extending a hand…primary care work in the Dominican Republic

Rush University promotes involvement in voluntary global health initiatives that allow our students, residents, fellows, faculty and staff to bring their skills to populations in need and grow as health care professionals.



Student may participate in RISE, the global health symposium, primary care and surgical trips as well as the M4 elective.


Resident may participate in individualized tracks, the global health symposium, as well as primary care and surgical trips.

Faculty & Staff

Faculty and staff may participate in the global health symposium as well as primary care and surgical trips.


The office offers opportunities for students, residents, faculty and staff to volunteer on service trips.  To see our participant needs, visit either the surgical or primary care pages.


Art for Health
Join us in celebration for Rising: Art for Health 2021, supporting the work of the Office of Rush Global Health and Community Empowerment in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Rising speaks to the spirit within our partner communities, the strength and determination the community leaders, doctors and patients have employed amidst a global health crisis, riots and a presidential assassination. They have persisted in their communal work, in creating a better and healthier future. This year, we celebrate these achievements and more.
Friday, October 22
Loft on Lake, 1366 W. Lake St., Chicago.  
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Proof of vaccination will be required. Further requirements will be based on any public health advisories, including possible cancellation or transition to an online event (with optional refund).
Contact Information
Armour Academic Center
600 S. Paulina St., Suite 1044
Chicago, IL 60612
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