A hub for learning, innovation, and best practice in fields related to migration and health
The Center for Immigrant, Refugee and Global Health (CIRGH) is an interdisciplinary effort of the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy. Its mission is to advance scholarship, practice and understanding of the health and related challenges faced by immigrants and refugees at local, national and global levels.

About Us

Located in the heart of Harlem, the Center focuses on practical approaches to reduce health inequities in immigrant and refugee communities, both domestically and around the world. We aim to provide a scholarly basis for the development of healthy urban centers, equitable access to health services, and a deeper understanding of the linkages between migrant health and health disparities. 

Join this webinar with the National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants (NRC-RIM) on Wednesday, September 14th at 2:00pm EST where panelists will discuss cultural validation (CV) – an intentional practice that includes refugee, immigrant, and migrant communities in producing tailored and meaningful messaging. 

Webinar participants will learn about best practices and tips for cultural validation from the newly developed Cultural Validation and Translation Review Toolkit. Learn more and register today.

This year’s Immigration Law and Policy Conference organized by the Migration Policy Institute, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc., and the Georgetown University Law Center, will be a hybrid event on Tuesday, September 20, transmitted online for virtual audiences and open to a select number of in-person attendees in Washington, DC. The conference will feature fresh, thoughtful policy and legal analysis, and discussion of some of the top immigration issues by leading government officials, attorneys, policymakers, researchers, advocates, and other experts.

A representative from the Center for Immigrant, Refugee, and Global Health will attend in person. We look forward to seeing you there!

The Arab-American Family Support Center (AAFSC) cordially invites you to join them on Tuesday, September 20th from 2-3:30pm EST for a panel discussion on the topic of healthcare accessibility in immigrant communities. Following the publication of the AAFSC Research Institute’s Community Health Needs Assessment, the Health Equity in Immigrant Communities Panel brings together representatives across the healthcare, government, and non-profit sectors to bring further attention to the health needs expressed by our communities and elevate collaborative solutions. 

The Implementation Science Collaborative is hosting an MHPSS webinar on Wednesday, September 21st at 9:00am EST.


This webinar will present implementation strategies for providing depression care and psychosocial support to vulnerable mothers in low- and middle-income countries, highlighting key findings and lessons learned from the Baby Friendly Spaces program for refugee mothers in Bangladesh and the Maternal Depression Treatment in HIV (M-DEPTH) program for HIV-infected pregnant women in Uganda. An expert panel will provide perspectives on important challenges in the field and outline opportunities to advance maternal mental health care for special populations.

Join the UC Davis Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion on Wednesday, September 21st from 3:00-4:00pm EST with Dr. Rana Najjar. 

This webcast will discuss the latest Trauma Informed approaches to advance our educational environments. Participants will learn:

  • The impact of trauma on learning
  • Inequities in the learning environment
  • Acknowledging and recognizing trauma in the learning environment
  • Framework for implementing Equity-Centered Trauma-Informed Educational Practices

The MS in Global and Migrant Health Policy is designed to provide working professionals with the content expertise and research methods required to formulate and evaluate global and migrant health policies and programs. The program’s core curriculum content is rooted in public health competencies while its context is framed within global and national health policy affecting migrant populations.

Join CUNY SPH for:

  • General Open House on all Masters level programs on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 from 6:00-7:30pm EST.
  • An information session specifically on the MS in Global and Migrant Health Policy on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 from 6:00-7:00pm EST and Thursday, December 1, 2022 from 12:00-1:00pm EST.