Welcome to GHEP
Global Health and Education Projects
We are the Global Health and Education Projects, Incorporated–GHEP! We are a fully registered 501(c)(3) non-profit, public charitable development organization located a few minutes away from Washington, DC., U.S.A. Our mission is to eliminate health disparities by addressing the non-medical factors that influence health outcomes, which are known as the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH). The SDOH are the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age; they are mostly responsible for health disparities and are shaped by the distribution of money, power, and resources at global, national, and local levels. We follow the definition of SDOH by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Health disparities are preventable differences in the burden of disease, injury, violence, or in opportunities to achieve optimal health experienced by socially disadvantaged racial, ethnic, and other population groups, and communities (CDC). Health disparities pose a moral and ethical dilemma for our society and threaten to hamper efforts to improve health in the U.S. and across the world.
GHEP believes that eliminating health disparities is a collective effort. It cannot be achieved single-handedly by an individual or organization. We extend a warm invitation for your partnership so we can collectively work to dismantle and eliminate health disparities once and for all!