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Center for International Community Health Studies

The Center for International Community Health Studies (CICHS) was established in the Department of Community Medicine and Health Care at the UConn School of Medicine in 1980 with a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The objective of CICHS was to develop a nationally recognized academic center for the study of international community health issues and to become a major educational resource for the preparation of U.S. health care professionals wishing to pursue careers in the field of global health.

Over the last two decades, CICHS's work has been concentrated in three key areas: