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Child Family Health International is a recognized leader in the field of global health education. With over 20 years of experience and more than 8,000 alumni, our story, projects, and unique model have been featured in numerous publications and broadcasts.

Doing Harm Rather Than Good: Bay Area Leader Convenes Key Stakeholders to Scrutinize the Dynamics Behind Students Volunteering Abroad

Child Family Health International, an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the UN ECOSOC, is a key sponsor for the ‘Symposium on the Ethics of Help: Creating Global Ambassadors for Patient Safety’ in collaboration with the University of Minnesota. While standards for ethical practice in international volunteering have been presented by organizations such as the Forum on Education Abroad , the...Read more

Global Health Competency Toolkit: A Starting Point for Global Health Learners and Educators

Bay Area non-profit, Child Family Health International (CFHI), chairs effort by Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) Global Health Competencies Sub-Committee following the 2015 seminal article 'Identifying Interprofessional Global Health Competencies for 21st-Century Health Professionals' with a toolkit that provides curricular content to support global health competency developmentRead more

New Study Challenges Assumptions About Impact of Students During Global Health Experiences

Students from colleges and graduate programs in the US are increasingly taking part in international experiences, particularly in poorer countries (collectively called the “Global South”). Often these programs place students under the pretenses students improve the health of community members. Little research has been done to support this assumption and evaluate if students do impact health. In...Read more

Global Health Collaboration Makes Cross-Sector Educational Approaches a Reality

​A recognized obstacle in addressing the Global Health challenges of our time, including the over 6,000,000 preventable child deaths and 300,000 maternal mortalities a year worldwide, is that our education system is hampered by silos preventing cross-discipline educational approaches. The rise of Global Health as a field of education, research, and practice aims to break down these silos. A...Read more

CFHI Earns Platinum Award for Transparency on Non-Profit Quality Leader GuideStar

Child Family Health International has earned the Platinum GuideStar Nonprofit Profile Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar. GuideStar aims to revolutionize philanthropy by providing information that advances transparency, enables users to make better decisions, and encourages charitable giving . By sharing metrics that highlight changes CFHI is making toward...Read more

Collaboration Advances Standards for Global Health Education

Bay Area non-profit and international education leader, Child Family Health International , have joined top universities under the leadership of The Consortium of Universities of Global Health (CUGH) to nurture a community of practice for undergraduate and masters global health programs. Global Health, a discipline focusing on health equity in underserved communities in all corners of the world,...Read more

CFHI Debuts Intensive Two-week Global Health Programs

Beginning in December 2014, CFHI will expand its educational offerings as it debuts Global Health Intensive Programs - 2-week survey experiences promising concentrated international exposure for those with limited time to go abroad. Programs will provide intensive cross-cultural experience and insight into healthcare delivery systems in resource-poor settings.Read more

Partnerships Poised to Meet Increasing Student Demand for Global Health

Rightfully so, Global Health is proving to be more than just a fad on US campuses. Summer 2014 marks a 3-year partnership between Child Family Health International (CFHI) and the American Medical Students Association (AMSA). It also brings the beginning of a new partnership formed between CFHI and the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA). Why exactly are these collaborations significant?Read more

Groundbreaking Guide to Global Health Programming Published

The most comprehensive guidebook to date for global health education, “ Developing Global Health Programming: A Guidebook for Medical and Professional Schools, 2nd Edition ” has been unveiled by Child Family Health International (CFHI) and collaborating organizations.Read more

CFHI Featured in Chronicle of Education Article

"Over the past decade, the number of American students in health fields going abroad has nearly tripled, with many opting for programs that take them out of the classroom and into clinics and hospitals. But as participation has increased, so, too, have educators’ concerns."Read more

Global Health Education Leader Joins Forces with East African Community

Child Family Health International (CFHI), a leader in global health education has announced program expansion into its seventh location, Uganda. CFHI Founder and Stanford Associate Professor, Dr. Evaleen Jones says, "the student experience will culminate with an understanding of how Africa is helping Africa by creating economic growth, community-based education and health care."Read more

Study: Integrating Medical Students into Health Systems Abroad Impacts What They Learn

Child Family Health International - CFHI Global Health Education Programs are profiled in this month’s Academic Medicine, a peer-reviewed journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges. The article, Global Health Educational Engagement-A Tale of Two Models , compares CFHI ‘s model of integrating medical students into existing health care systems to that of “brigades”—physicians from the...Read more