Ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being for all at all ages is essential to sustainable development. Significant strides have been made in increasing life expectancy and reducing some of the common killers associated with child and maternal mortality. Major progress has been made on increasing access to clean water and sanitation, reducing malaria, tuberculosis, polio and the spread of HIV/AIDS. However, many more efforts are needed to fully eradicate a wide range of diseases and address many different persistent and emerging health issues.
Envoys programs investigate public health and well-being issues around the world, building a deeper understanding of the myriad threats that exist. We delve into the potential for innovation and the need for a more appropriate allocation of resources to foster real solutions.
Athletic Leadership and Health
Work with the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado to develop key leadership skills and mindsets to serve as advocates for health and well-being.
Urban Asia: Models or Missteps?
Analyze the dense urban Asian ‘mega-cities” to determine if they are a solution for population growth or a dystopian future.
Public Health with Low Resources
Delve into public health issues in Malawi, gaining a deeper respect for the reality of the situation on the ground.
Civic Leadership and Health
We step outside the tourist-driven ‘checklist’ visit to Washington DC, and provoke a sense of civic duty around issues of health in the USA (and abroad).
Community Health and Housing
Work directly with TECHO, a youth led organization seeking to overcome poverty through the joint work of families and volunteers in Peru.