The Access to Health Project (ATH) is an interdisciplinary health and human rights project in which students and faculty from Northwestern Law School's Center for International Human Rights (CIHR), the Center for Global Health, the Program in Public Health, the Kellogg School of Management, and the Feinberg School of Medicine. Together, they work in consultation with marginalized communities across the globe to assess the health needs of the community, and to design a targeted, sustainable approach. ATH has worked with rural communities in the Mopti region of Mali to address female genital cutting, with urban communities in Nigeria on health rights, and with medical providers in the Dominican Republic to increase communication, among others. The project is founded and directed by Professor Juliet Sorensen of Northwestern's Pritzker Law School.
Discover the current and previous international work done within the ATH project.
Learn about ATH faculty and student contributions to the field to the following links.
- Students Assess Needs of Poorest Communities in Nigeria
- ATH in Lagos, Nigeria: Finding the First Step
- ATH in Lagos, Nigeria: A Health and Human Rights Assesment
- Reducing premature deaths linked to environmental risks.
- In Mali, Grocer Wages War on FGM
- Communities are Partners, not Beneficiaries
- Courtney and Chris Combe Give $1 Million to NU’s Access to Health Project
- Northwestern Law Experience: Reinventing Interventions
- ATH project awarded grant for "Public Health Then and Now"
- Juliet Sorensen Publishes “The University as Global Citizen” in Health and Human Rights Journal
- A Day in Mali -The Northwestern Access to Health Project
- Northwestern Medicine Doctor Travels to the Dominican Republic to Help Fight HIV
- Northwestern University News: White Sox's de Aza Helps Promote Northwestern Health Project
- Juliet Sorensen Publishes “Back to Mali: A Country Suffers From the Single Story of Danger” in Pacific Standard
- What does it look like to be a socially conscious business person?
- Why Bother with Global Community Work?
- Juliet Sorensen Publishes “To Curb FGM, Our Project Focuses on the Cutters in Women’s e-News
- Access to Health Receives Grant for Research and Outreach in Africa
- ‘Access to Health’ project brings university resources to communities in need