Based on an example from South Africa, the Delta Health Center was launched in Mound Bayou, Mississippi in 1967. As well as medical care, staff focused on the social problems that undermined health in the region, such as hunger and unemployment.
Dr. Jack Geiger is a founding member of Physicians for Social Responsibility and established the first community health centers in the United States.
Test your knowledge of the world of global health in online activities, and take this topic into the classroom with resources for students and teachers.
Hear more about global health topics from leaders and advocates featured in the exhibition.