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.
Sample giving opportunities:
- Penn Futures program, naming the three-school (SP2, GSE, Nursing) collaboration
- Named interdisciplinary initiative
- Endowed global nursing fellows
- Community engagement activities
- Global partnerships
- Center support (e.g. Center for Global Women’s Health)
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Innovation in action
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.
Carol Lefkowitz Boas, Nu’77 and a member of the Penn Nursing Board of Overseers, and Andrew M. Boas have made the founding gift to help establish Penn Nursing’s new Community Partnership Program, one of the key initiatives for the Innovating for Life and Living Campaign.
Health care entrepreneur Lauren Arnold, GNu’79, has made a leadership gift to the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research that will further support their mission.
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