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Empowering students to make a global health impact

Public Health Beyond Borders works both locally and globally

We partner with communities and provide students with opportunities to design and implement tailored global health interventions.

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How We Work

PHBB operates through a network of student-led chapters with three key pillars.

Global Communities

PHBB partners with communities around the world, and our students follow evidence-driven approaches to highlight and address health disparities in these communities. We believe in partnerships centered on cultural competency and cross-cultural learning, and consistently learn from our partners as they do from us.

Local Communities

PHBB understands that many public health challenges we seek to address internationally also occur in our local communities. Our student chapters seek to identify and mitigate public health challenges in their communities in a sustainability-focused mindset.

Strategic Advocacy

PHBB seeks to amplify our voice through direct advocacy on global health focused issues. We provide each of our chapters with toolkits and educational materials on different ways to affect positive change in public health through advocacy.

Our Impact


multi-day health interventions across 4 partner communities



community members reached through our interventions

students empowered to become the next generation of public health professionals

Where We Work

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The first PHBB international trip began as a collaboration between a few public health students and the UMD chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) on a project centered around the installation of a water chlorination system. Public Health members went around and did qualitative interviews about health challenges, needs in the community, and water. Interviews done with many including families, the health department, general stores, the mayor, and other community members.

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Partner With Us

We are always looking for new ways to expand our reach. If our mission and values align with those of your organization, connect with us to see how we can work together.

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Interested in bringing PHBB to your university? Join our global network of student leaders today.


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