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Globally engaged in the advancement of the wellbeing of children and youth
Globalization, social and cultural dislocation, and resulting social inequality can adversely affect the wellbeing of children and families around the world. Institutions of higher education such as ASU are generating scientific knowledge and evidence-based solutions that can mitigate and eventually address the root causes of unfolding social and health crises. Efficacious and effective prevention and treatment programs, however, rarely reach the intended communities and local innovators often lack the capacity to adapt imported interventions to the local environment or sustain them over time. Through transnational research partnerships, GCAHR serves as a bridge between ASU and universities and communities in other countries to increase their capacity to apply science-based solutions to pressing health and social problems.
GCAHR is a twin center of the Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center (SIRC). Health solutions research that was developed initially at SIRC generated interest in other countries. As an established Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) research center, GCAHR is home for broader transnational research initiatives. SIRC maintains its regional USA focus.