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Global Health

Why it’s urgent

We are seeking to increase partnerships by embedding students and faculty in community-based organizations to provide care, enrich education, and strengthen the skills of others. A new cadre of “Global Fellows” will lead collaborations with organizations around the world to address high-impact health needs and enhance our global competencies.

 

 


What we’re doing

Our discoveries, our leadership, and our advocacy are needed now more than ever.  In a time when public health issues like opioid addiction, the impact of gun violence, the need for quality long-term care for elders with multiple chronic illnesses, and the equally pressing need to build a brighter and healthier future for our children are reaching critical levels, Penn Nursing is focused on not just creating, but implementing, solutions across the globe.  In everything from embedding nurses more deeply in communities to continuing to improve patient care and nurses’ rights to practice to the full scope of their ability, we are driven to make an immediate difference in people’s lives. 

 

 


How you can make an impact

Please contact us to discuss how you can get involved in these impact opportunities, or make a gift today.

Academic Partnership Program:
Help Penn Nursing strengthen its most unique asset: proximity to a world class hospital system. The University of Pennsylvania Health System and the School of Nursing have a symbiotic relationship: they feed off one another’s excellence and we need to foster this Academic Partnership. The School can offer educational opportunities for nurses already in the health care system, including advanced degrees and the health system can offer incredible clinical experiences and research opportunities. With funding for collaborative education, research, and practice efforts, we can solve challenges in health care confronted every day, and develop extraordinary nurses and researchers.

The Penn Futures Project:

Help us improve the health and welfare of children by funding the Penn Futures Project, a joint effort of Nursing, GSE, and SP2. This project is a multi-disciplinary effort of research and programmatic initiatives, such as partnering with a local high school for health sciences to prepare professionals who work with youth, harnessing the power of cross-city agency data to create new solutions for children in poverty, and preparing practitioners to work with vulnerable LGBTQ youth. Support of this initiative includes innovative multidisciplinary clinical education and training, and dissemination of best practices throughout the community.

Global Impact Fund:
Funding our global initiatives that leverage our collaboration with the World Health Organization will address maternal health, primary care access, and nurse training in countries around the world.  The Global Impact Fund will support faculty with on-the-ground connections in the Pan American Health Organization’s area and create, implement, and maintain programs involving scholarship, practice, and service for both faculty and students.  Non-tuition aid for students studying globally will provide critical experience and allow them to advance in a globally focused career, enhancing our ability to recruit extraordinary students at the MSN level. Extended twelve month programs will build capacity and provide access where needed most in the world, and will maintain the School’s strong global profile.