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Microclinic International's work in Kentucky is featured on this article on the Trust for America's Health website, which highlights the use of social networks to help combat health issues in Appalachia.

Microclinic International was recently awarded the Velji Award for CUGH Global Health Project of the Year for our work in Jordan. Read more about the Velji Awards here.

Microclinic International's Spread the Health Appalachia program was recently featured in the Clay County (Kentucky) News. Read the article here.

Spread the Health Appalachia Awarded Two Whole Kids Foundation School Garden Grants

MANCHESTER, KY (April 24, 2014) – Expanded school gardens are coming to Clay and Jackson counties in Kentucky! On February 14, Spread the Health Appalachia, in partnership with Manchester Elementary School in Clay County and Jackson County High School in Jackson County, was awarded two Whole Kids Foundation School Garden Grants. The grants will support the development of a school garden at Manchester Elementary and the expansion of the garden at Jackson County High School.

Spread the Health Appalachia, a program of Microclinic International, was recently featured in the Pineville (KY) Sun newspaper for it's Healthy2Go initiative. Read the article here.

MCI's SVP Leslie Lang speaks about microclinics at TEDxBerkeley

Leslie Lang, Microclinic International's SVP and General Counsel, spoke at TEDxBerkeley on February 8, 2014 about the origins of MCI and social contagion as an agent of change.

Microclinic International has opportunities at two open fellowship positions, one in Qatar and one in Kentucky.

Find more information below, or download the fellowship descriptions as PDFs:



The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation interviewed our founder and CEO in this week's "Faces of Public Health."

"We are pursuing what we believe is the Holy Grail of public health—how do you change behaviors that lead to major disease epidemics and how can you change those behaviors in such a way that the healthier choices spread? It’s what we call 'contagious health.”

Spread the Health Appalachia, part of Microclinics International, sponsored a cook-off at Middlesboro High School. See a report by local station WYMT-TV here.

"Over the next two years, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will support the Microclinic International research team as they discover new insights about the rural Kentucky project and another Microclinic International research site in Jordan."

Read more: Could Good Health Be Contagious?

(SAN FRANCISCO, September 15, 2013) -- Dr. Eric Ding, the Director of Epidemiology at Microclinic International, co-authored a study on universal healthcare coverage, which appeared online in Health Policy in August, 2013. His report "Evidenced Formal Coverage Index and universal healthcare enactment" is a longitudinal study of economic, social, and political predictors of 194 countries adopting universal healthcare.

(SAN FRANCISCO, August 19, 2013) -- Microclinic International Founder, CEO, and President Daniel Zoughbie published a piece in the Huffington Post on Rethinking Global Public Health.

(SAN FRANCISCO, July 14, 2013) -- Dr. Eric Ding, the Director of Epidemiology at Microclinic International, co-authored a landmark study on “The State of US Health, 1990-2010: Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors” in the July 10, 2013 issue of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association.

(SAN FRANCISCO, May 15, 2013) -- Microclinic International was awarded a major CDC grant to promote healthier living and combat chronic disease in the Cumberland Valley Region in Appalachian Kentucky.

Leila Makarechi, the COO and SVP of Program Management at Microclinic International, spoke at TEDxColumbiaSIPA on February 15, 2013 at Columbia University in New York. In her talk titled "Contagious Health" Makarechi speaks about the how 75% of the world's population will die of chronic diseases, and what steps we can take to improve the behaviors of our social networks to reduce the impact of chronic diseases.

Microclinic International founder Daniel Zoughbie and Chief Operating Officer/VP of Program Management Leila Makarechi co-authored a chapter in the book Do Good Well: Your Guide to Leadership, Action, and Social Innovation, released on March 25, 2013.