University Students for Social Justice & Global Health Equity
Join the movement. Be the change.
2 We would like to welcome you to GlobeMed at Cornellʼs interest meeting!
GlobeMed aims to strengthen the movement for global health equity by empowering students and communi:es to work together to improve the health of the impoverished around the world.
3 Most current student global health initiatives are based on service or medical supplies delivery trips, where volunteers travel to a site for a short period of time and do not develop lasting relationships with the community. GlobeMed seeks to break this cycle of short-term impact by building meaningful, enduring partnerships between university students and grassroots health organizations working in impoverished communities. We believe firmly in the power of students and local community members working together to reduce the disparities in access to quality healthcare around the world.
GlobeMed’s network of 46 chapters is diverse and growing
4 GlobeMed is an expanding network of universities (33 existing + 13 new = 46!). Each chapter partners with and raises funds for a grassroots health organization, organizes educational programs on campus, and leads internships to work with their partners abroad. The support and shared experience of the network is a great resource and motivating force for all chapters. With our network-wide globahealthU curriculum, a staff member in Los Angeles is learning the same thing as someone in New York or Washington D.C. At the Global Health Summit in the spring, ideas, stories best practices are shared and new friendships are formed each year. As we continue to grow, the movement towards improving global health will continue to connect future global health leaders in this rapidly expanding network.
GlobeMed’s Na:onal Oﬃce coordinates and supports the network of chapters
501(c)(3) nonproﬁt corpora9on started in 2002 at Northwestern University Train students to become advocates for global health Partner chapters with grassroots organiza9ons to address health inequi9es in impoverished communi9es Grow the movement for global health equity
5 Chapters are at the heart of GlobeMed's model and are strongly guided by the National Office. The National Headquarters are located in Evanston, IL. The National Office provides advising and assistance to help chapters succeed. GlobeMed's National Office trains student-leaders, organizes network-wide programs and events, and provides financial and legal services for chapters. They manages the day-to-day execution of GlobeMed's program model and are made of full-time staff, recent graduates, and current university students. The network-wide events that the National Office puts together include the annual GlobeMed Global Health Summit which brings together students from universities across the country for three days of lectures, workshops, and discussions with leading professionals in the field of global health. The annual Fall Leadership Institute prepares chapter leaders with the skills and training to successfully lead their chapter for the upcoming school year.
Chapters partner directly with a grassroots health organiza:on working in communi:es around the world
Northwestern University: H.O.P.E. Center in Ho, Ghana Raised money to build new pathology lab to test for malaria and HIV Supports an ongoing child nutri9on project Helped create new adolescent sexual health resource center at clinic Penn State University: EAPSEC in Chiapas, Mexico Supports “Health Promoter Network” by funding training conferences for community health workers, the main source of medical care in Chiapas.
7 GlobeMed partnerships are rooted in the belief that local aspirations are a centripetal force behind community change. Many health clinics or other organizations working to improve health in vulnerable communities have many great resources - community members who passionately care about health, local knowledge of customs and culture, and strong social networks. However, working in conditions of extreme poverty, these leaders face sharp and seemingly intractable challenges.
CEPAIPA: Centro de Atención Integral para Adolescentes
CEPAIPA: Centro de Atención Integral para Adolescentes
Partner: Centro de Atención Integral para Adolescentes
Loca9on: Guayaquil, Ecuador What: small community center and clinic located in a high school
Mission: to work with children and parents by providing basic care and counseling for students at the school and for training groups of youth health promoters How: seeks to work through promoter and preven9on to empower youth (involvement of both children and young health promoters) Poten9al Projects: development of a clinic laboratory, teaching about HIV/ AIDS and STD preven9on, and training another class of youth health promoters
9 Some primary health issues in CEPAIPAʼs area is HIV/STD prevalence, early teen pregnancy, lack of access of basic dental care, While they have workshops and education resources in place for HIV/AIDS education, they lack effective resources for implementing sex education and for diagnosing/treating basic health illness among the youth.
10 A map to put things in perspective.
GlobeMed ac:vi:es center around achieving our mission
Campaigns to raise funds for speciﬁc health projects
Staple Events (Fishes for Wishes, Halo Tournament, GlobeMed Olympics, Bar Night) Small Business Fundraisers (Bake Sale, Ecuadorian Coﬀee Sale) Individual Giving Campaigns (www.raazoo.com)
globalhealthU curriculum to learn more about global health issues
Introduc9on to Global Health
Gender and Global Health
The Poli9cs of Global Health
Community‐based Approaches to Health
The Environment and Global Health
GROW internships to visit CEPAIPA, foster rela9onship, and do needs‐assessment
11 At the Leadership Institute last fall, chapters leaders came together and decided to an overall goal network-wide fundraising goal of $100,000. This was very ambitious because, the previous year, they had raised about $42,000. And that fall, there were only an additional two new chapters. As you saw in the video, the network as whole raised just overall $100,000. This yearʼs network-wide goal with the 14 new chapters is $175,000. To raise this money, chapters hosted a variety of fundraising events as a part of their year-long campaign for the project in their partner community. These include large staple events, small business fundraisers, and individual giving campaigns (ex: holiday letter-writing). For the globalhealthU curriculum, the National Office has revamped it this year. Every month, they will be sending out a newsletter to the entire network--with different themes every month, ranging from infectious diseases to LGBTQ and global health. The newsletter will contain an abstract, material, and discussion for that monthʼs topic, dynamic network content (highlighting a network event or chapter), and headlines/news articles in global health. These newsletters will be used to engage in reading and dialogue during meeting and public events to better understand partnership and projects. Lastly, GROW Internship team will have an incredible opportunity to work on tangible projects alongside the partner, gaining powerful stories and personal narratives that will inspire support from your chapter and community. For example, GWU who is partnered with Rwanda Village Concept Project, during the summer of 2009, the GROW interns did a needs assessment of the clinic by interviewing patients--during which they realized maternal healthcare was insufficient. Women did not know not to drink alcohol during their pregnancy, had poor diets and would not get all their dietary vitamins, and perinatal visits to the clinic were rare. The GROW internship allowed student at GM at GWU at shape their project for the upcoming 2009-10 year, during which they fundraised for the creation and implementation of a maternal health education program which consisted of 12 sessions focusing on various maternal health factors.
The Exec Board runs and manages the chapter
13 This a break down of a GlobeMed chapter. It consists of two co-presidents that work closely together with the E-board to run the successful chapter. External=communicating with National Office and partner organization; Internal=internal affairs of the chapter. Various E-board positions have sort of teams they work with (that consist of general members) to carry out their responsibilities.
Ways to get involved
Become a staﬀ member
Plan and execute campaign fundraisers to support projects at our partner
Add to discussion on pressing global health issues as part of globalhealthU curriculum
Plan public educa9on events
Have opportunity to become a GROW intern
Acend network‐wide Global Health Summit in the Spring
Acend our events
Stay posted on our listserv for more
Expecta:ons for staﬀ
We seek students who passionately believe in this movement for global health equity. Focus not on exis9ng knowledge, but on willingness to learn Acendance and par9cipa9on policies (UP TO 3 MISSED MEETINGS/SEMESTER)
15 We havenʼt decided on an attendance policy yet. But some chapters operate with the 80% Rule: All active members must participate in 80% of all GlobeMed events (this includes meetings, educational events, fundraising events, etc.). As a member of GlobeMed, you will be expected to be highly involved. For GlobeMedʼs model, having a large group of members is not as important as getting committed people. Goals are also much easier to reach with 20 devoted members than 50 unmotivated ones.
Get involved in a powerful, meaningful, and cri9cal movement.
Learn a diverse set of perspec9ves and approaches to tackle global problems.
Make an immediate, signiﬁcant diﬀerence in people’s lives.
Meet awesome, like‐minded people who will join you in paving the path towards global health equity.
16 Iʼm going to stress again that GlobeMed is for students from all disciplines. Many people think that because of the name GlobeMed, the organization is just for pre-med students-- when in reality we need students from all disciplines to address the inequity seen around the world. Essentially any student who has an interest in global health, global change, and social justice can make valuable contributions to GlobeMed.
Next steps . . . Interest Forms due TBA
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Thank You for Coming! 19 Again, thank you for coming. We welcome your interest and support and hope to see you at future meetings and events!