The G2L Way

Global to Local develops programs and interventions to improve health, lower the cost of care, and empower underserved communities across the country. Communities affected by health disparities are diverse and wide-spread: women, people of color or poverty, immigrants and refugees, and exist both in rural and urban spaces. Our objective is to adapt programs on a local level, share our learnings, and replicate our work across organizations and clinics nation-wide.

In the U.S. we frequently associate healthcare with big MRI machines and surgery, often overlooking social determinants of health, such as behavior and environment, as critical contributors to poor health. Sustainable health, however, relies on functioning social and physical environments that work in concert with clinical care. After over six years of listening to Washington communities and partnering with global health experts, we have constructed a framework for adapting global health strategies in our own backyard.

Key learnings from global health include:

  • Activate local community leadership.
  • Use technology to overcome barriers and increase access to care.
  • Generate campaigns around community-identified health issues.
  • Empower community-based organizations.
  • Link health with economic development.
  • Link clinical care with public health and social services.

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How We Got Here

Global to Local was founded by healthcare and public health professionals seeking a new approach to community health in the US. Launched by global health groups, community organizations and city agencies, our work began as a simple concept: to adapt global health strategies to underserved communities in the US.In 2010, G2L launched the first of several pilot programs designed to specifically meet the needs of communities in SeaTac and Tukwila, Washington. It was clear early on that health outcomes of residents in these communities were markedly different from neighboring communities.

Along the way, G2L served more than 12,000 individuals while testing over 10 programs tailored to meet the needs of the community outside a doctor’s office. Today, Global to Local stands as a model for replication, bringing a world of opportunities to our U.S. communities.

Community Work Takes a Village

The staff at G2L represent a family of dedicated professionals working together from backgrounds in anthropology, environmental science, health care, public health, public administration, social work, and more. We’ve brought together the diverse expertise necessary to develop wide-ranging programs and provide technical assistance to organizations and clinics.

Abdi Hussein

Community Health Worker I

Adam Taylor
Adam Taylor

Executive Director

Aisha Dahir
Aisha Dahir

CHW Program Manager

Allison Mountjoy
Allison Mountjoy

Communications & Development Manager

Diana Melgoza

Community Health Worker I

Fareeha Siddiqui
Fareeha Siddiqui

Director of Research and Innovation

Gracious Gamiao
Gracious Gamiao

Program Coordinator

Katie Behrends

Operations Manager

Lina Stinson-Ali
Lina Stinson-Ali

Program Coordinator

Monica Davalos
Monica Davalos

Community Health Worker I

Niesha Fort-Brooks

Leadership & Engagement Manager

Roda Sugulle

Community Health Worker I

Supporters

The gracious support of funders, partners, and our board of directors provides our organization and staff a powerful foundation for the hard work ahead.

Board of Directors

President
Dan Dixon

Chief Community Engagement Officer
Providence Health & Services

Vice President
Dr. David Fleming

Vice President Public Health
PATH

Treasurer
Jim Bromley

Chief Financial Officer
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Secretary
Thomas Trompeter

Chief Executive Officer
HealthPoint Director

Director
Hannah Su

Global Retail Quality Assurance & Regulatory
Starbucks

Director
Eddie Swafford

Senior Strategic Partner
Western Washington, Providence Health & Services

Director
Chancellor Lisa Brown

Chancellor
Washington State University Spokane

Director
Lisa Cohen

Executive Director
Washington Global Health Alliance

Director
Lisa Yohalem

Chief Strategy & Development Officer
HealthPoint

Funders & Partners