About Global Health Primary Care Initiative
The Global Health Primary Care Initiative of the Department of Family Medicine, Boston University is an international leader in primary care health system reform and education. It is a unique consulting group best prepared to assist countries to achieve the development of sustainable programs to improve the primary health care of its people.
The Global Health Primary Care Initiative was created to solidify the Boston University Department of Family Medicine’s long-term commitment to improving health access and providing primary care services for the underserved globally. The Director of the Initiative had previously created and directed the Maine Medical Center, Division of International Health Improvement since 1994. The vision of GHPCI is that as a proven leader, it offers expertise in the development and implementation of locally sustainable models of primary care. The mission is to raise the level of health care for underserved populations world-wide by enhancing primary care through four key program areas: medical education, improving health systems management, increasing access to high quality clinical services and promoting research and evaluation.