Preparing for International Health Experiences: A Practical Guide

Jun 29, 2017
Child Family Health International (CFHI) has contributed to the seminal new text "Preparing for International Health Experiences: A Practical Guide." The book gives concrete guidance on how to choose and take part in experiences in global health drawing on a wide collaboration of perspectives under the leadership of editor, Dr. Neil Arya.Read more

Visiting Trainees in Global Settings: Host and Partner Perspectives on Desirable Competencies

May 26, 2017
This study found different levels of agreement between partners across economic regions of the world when compared with existing global health competencies. By gaining insight into host partners' perceptions of desired competencies, global health education programs in LMICs can be more collaboratively and ethically designed to meet the priorities, needs, and expectations of those stakeholders...Read more

Service Learning as a Framework for Competency-Based Local/Global Health Education

Jan 04, 2017
Service learning is a field that can provide the foundation for emphasizing the relevancy and realities of local/global health. Service learning is now widely accepted as a form of experiential education in which students “engage in activities that address human and community needs together with structured opportunities intentionally designed to promote student learning and development.” 1...Read more

Improving the Safety and Security of Those Engaged in Global Health Traveling Abroad

Dec 23, 2016
We need to improve the safety and security of global health students, faculty, residents, and workers who travel abroad, particularly those affiliated with smaller organizations or educational programs that lack resources and protocols. We offer a checklist covering 6 core elements: (1) institutional commitment, (2) trainee and faculty participation, (3) safety and security assessment and...Read more

Partnering With Parteras

Dec 23, 2016
Medical students are increasingly seeking global health service-learning opportunities; however, the impact of these interventions is often not assessed. In this article, the authors describe a model for global health service-learning programs as well as a pilot tool for assessing program impacts on populations traditionally difficult to evaluate. Specifically, a group of medical students from...Read more

Will there be enough jobs for trained global health professionals?

Oct 01, 2016
At the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) annual conference in San Francisco in April, leading educators in breakout session discussions expressed concern at the increasing number of global health programmes being offered at universities in high-income countries in Europe and North America. Student demand for global health training is clearly robust, but we don't yet know much...Read more

Taking it Global: Structuring Global Health Education in Residency Training

Aug 16, 2016
To meet the demand by residents and to provide knowledge and skills important to the developing physician, global health (GH) training opportunities are increasingly being developed by United States (U.S.) residency training programs. However, many residency programs face common challenges of developing GH curricula, offering safe and mentored international rotations, and creating GH experiences...Read more

Reflection in Global Health: An Anthology

Jan 31, 2016
This seminal text highlights the perspectives of learners in global health settings, including tensions between ideals/aspirations and realities/complexities. CFHI published the book with Gold Foundation, Consortium of Universities for Global Health, Loyola University, and University of Pittsburg.Read more

Beyond Medical "Missions" to Impact-Driven Short-Term Experiences in Global Health (STEGHs): Ethical Principles to Optimize Community Benefit and Learner Experience

Dec 01, 2015
CFHI Executive Director, Dr. Jessica Evert, Dr. Melissa Melby, Dr. Lawrence Loh, Dr. Christopher Prater, Dr. Henry Lin, and Dr. Omar A. Khan describe the ethical concerns surrounding short-term global health experiences and the disciplinary approaches that can be incorporated to increase their effectiveness and sustainability.Read more

Global Health: It Matters Now More Than Ever

Aug 13, 2015
CFHI Executive Director, Jessica Evert, MD and Ranit Mishori, MD, MHS, FAAFP discuss the importance for family physicians in the US to have knowledge of and competencies in global health. Published in the American Family Physician (AFP).Read more