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 Releases

CUGH in the News


Communications Projects

Elections 2024

At CUGH, we firmly believe that every voice matters, and every vote counts. As we approach the pivotal year of 2024, we are launching our #GetOutTheVote campaign to underscore the significant role that elections play in shaping global health policies and outcomes. Learn why our members are voting in their country’s elections.


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 will inform your decision in future elections.

Access the Senate tracker.

Access the House tracker.