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A Global Community of Academic Health Centers

An international vision is essential for any academic health center, given the powerful forces driving globalization.

On many initial visits and meetings with international colleagues, it became quickly apparent that regardless of language, culture, economy, or health system, academic health centers around the world share the same ethos.


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The international branch of AAHC was founded in 2008 as a subsidiary to the US-based AAHC. AAHCI is focused on bringing together institutions that serve the academic health center mission along with a global vision of enhancing health and well-being worldwide. AAHCI also serves as a bridge between its international members and AAHC’s US-based members, with the goal of advancing and applying knowledge to improve global health. AAHCI established regional offices worldwide to promote activities, programs, and interests as part of its global vision.