History and Mission of the Lillian Carter Center

Lillian Carter

Dedicated in 2001 by President Jimmy Carter, the Lillian Carter Center for Global Health & Social Responsibility (formerly the Lillian Carter Center for International Nursing) focuses on improving the health of vulnerable people worldwide through nursing education, research, practice, and policy. The guiding philosophy of the Lillian Carter Center is reflective of the work of Miss Lillian Gordy Carter—President Carter’s mother—who was a nurse and social activist dedicated to addressing health issues faced by underserved populations.

The 10-year anniversary is a time to commemorate the Lillian Carter Center’s dedication to nursing, global health, and social responsibility.



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