About Us

Global Health Outreach (GHO) is a diverse organization; including students from the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Pharmacy, and the School of Public Health, as well as Undergraduates from any major at Texas A&M University. This opportunity for interprofessionalism makes GHO unique from any other student organization on campus. Throughout the school year, we venture on health outreach mission trips, both locally and internationally, where basic healthcare services are provided to underserved populations in developing countries and marginalized communities.  

Prior to the trip, we host multiple training sessions in which fundamental screening procedures and public health skills are taught. No experience is required. This provides aspiring healthcare professionals with substantial learning and mentoring opportunities to prepare for health initiatives across international boundaries. To emphasize interprofessionality, we also host meetings involving guest speakers with academic and/or clinical backgrounds in global and public health. Additionally, an abundance of community outreach opportunities is available for GHO members. Through philanthropy and humanitarian efforts, members will discover their power and potential to make a difference in the lives of others.

Learn more about our values, mission, goals, and how we go about making the changes we strive to see, by contacting us today. 

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Our Values 

  1. Deliver hope to people of low socioeconomic status living in underserved regions of the nation and the world 

  2. Prioritize the health needs of vulnerable populations 

  3. Provide compassionate and respectful services to people in need 

  4. Acknowledge the contribution of each team member as vital to organizational success 

  5. Cultivate leadership skills and professionalism among members

Our Mission

Healthcare is one of the most fundamental needs of human beings. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), half of the world’s population does not have access to even the most basic of health services (WHO 2017).  When people do not have access to these services, health complications become more predominant and the overall quality of life is reduced. Here at TAMU GHO, we see the value of every person's life; we strive to be a catalyst for positive change by bridging the current gaps between healthcare and the vulnerable populations who need it.

 

Since our beginnings in 2016, our mission is to improve health and to ensure the survival of vulnerable populations through transformative actions that connect health care services to medically underserved and impoverished communities across local, national, and international boundaries. 

Our Goals 

  • To improve population health at the local, state, and international level through public health initiatives such as volunteering, educating, and providing care.

  • To promote access to healthcare by establishing and/or linking health care services to underserved and vulnerable populations.

  • To engage with community stakeholders in addressing the issue of poor healthcare access through advocacy and awareness programs.

  • To provide aspiring health care professionals with opportunities for experiential education that enables them to acquire knowledge, skills, competency, and a sense of cultural awareness through holistic trainings.

  • To enrich prospective or current health care professionals in the important topic of public health and global health through education and exposure to real-life scenarios.

  • To facilitate an effective far-reaching network that helps connect aspiring professionals across the healthcare field through research, mentorship, and outreach opportunities.

  • To establish interdisciplinary cohesiveness in the health professions in order to ensure a global organizational impact across all populations.

  • To ensure a professional organization that emphasizes a high standard of healthcare ethics, transparency, and accountability in all our respective initiatives.

  • To transform lives by cultivating leaders of the future and instilling a sense of hope among individuals and families.

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