In order to promote the role of universities in global health, CUGH understands that it requires a clear voice capable of articulating issues, solutions, and suggesting policies to address global challenges. See below for materials that CUGH has released on a number of issues.

Thank you to the Advocacy & Communications Committee for their support in identifying advocacy priorities and strategies.

Media Materials

Recent Press Releases

  • Protect Health Care Workers and Academia from Violence
    PRESS RELEASE | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The virulent spread of disinformation and an increasingly polarized political environment has fueled threats of violence against healthcare workers and academics. It has also resulted in aggressive efforts by some to obstruct access to…
  • Defunding the WHO: An Assault on the World’s Poor
    PRESS RELEASE | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE President Trump’s efforts to expedite defunding the World Health Organization’s operations should be of great concern to all US lawmakers and the American public regardless of their political stripe. Diseases do not recognize borders…
  • Defending the Right To Vote Is Defending Public Health – CUGH Releases The National Campaign, “Global Health Votes”
    PRESS RELEASE | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH), the world’s largest consortium of academic institutions addressing global health challenges just released “Global Health Votes” (GHV).  This national campaign is focused on mobilizing the hundreds…

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Communications Projects


Made possible by the Gates Foundation Initiative, CUGH formed a Network of Academic Advisors (NAA) as well as the State Technical Advisory Team (STAT). The NAA serves to inform federal legislators on a variety of global health topics, while the STAT focuses on doing this at the state level. If an elected official is interested in crafting legislation on a certain topic then the NAA and STAT would be a valuable local resource to assist them on this effort.

Gun Control Tracker

In a democracy, the power of the citizen is asserted through their vote. To address the global health challenges before us it is vital that all American citizens exercise this right and encourage others to do so too. CUGH is committed to protecting voters’ rights and increasing voter turnout. To do this we are releasing our new campaign: Global Health Votes.

Throughout the upcoming months, CUGH will be sharing information on voters’ rights and awareness. We encourage you to share this information with your network.

Every year more than 100,000 Americans are shot. Of these, 30,000 people die. This is a preventable, public health disaster and the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) is addressing it with a simple, non-partisan call for action.

Please look at the Tracker to see your congressperson’s position on gun safety, which we hope you will inform your decision in future elections.

Access the Senate tracker.

Access the House tracker.