World Health Organization
In 1988, Penn Nursing earned the prestigious designation of being named a World Health Organization Collaborating Center (WHOCC) for Nursing and Midwifery Leadership, and we’ve been working with the WHO ever since.
We’re a member of a global network of WHOCCs supporting WHO global health priorities. Our work is focused on the goal of “health for all through nursing and midwifery.”
As a collaborating center, we commit to a certain number of projects with the WHO during each four-year cycle of work. For 2018-2022, we are in collaboration with the WHO and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) to focus on three Terms of Reference (TOR). The TORs are 1) promotion of maternal health and reduction of maternal mortality in the Region (particularly Nicaragua), 2) development of leadership in nursing education, and 3) development of leadership in nursing research.
Resources Created by Penn Nursing that Support our WHOCC Work:
Nurse Practitioner Model in LIFE/PACE: Living Independently for Elders/ Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly
Video 1: What is LIFE / PACE — Who is Served / What has been the role of Penn Nursing?
Video 2: Client-centered, integrated, convenient, worry-free care that does more and costs less.
Video 3: Nurse Practitioner Model: Focus on care and Council of Elders-approved research to improve care.
Nursing & Quality of Care (Enfermería y Calidad de Atención) Video Series
Part one: Theory /Teoría
Part three: A Decade of Evidence / Una Década de Evidencia
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