Best Practices for Global Health Programs

Identifying interesting approaches to global health education

The Global Health Education Faculty Interest Group (GHE-FIG) convened by the Global Health Sciences - Education group, is interested in promoting the sharing of 'best practices' for global health programs across campus, with the goal of modeling future global health partnerships.

In the spirit of appreciative inquiry, we would like to begin the conversation in a shared space allowing us to get to know each other's work and become familiar with UCSF programs that have taken interesting approaches to and/or are experiencing success in areas that we all recognize are important, such as sustainability, reciprocity and clear program evaluation.

The areas highlighted below have emerged out of an iterative conversation within the GHE-FIG group, the GHS educational leadership and others.

For this exercise please:

  1. Comment on the topics below, or reply to your colleagues' comments. You may respond to some or all of the topics.

  2. Share this invitation broadly with UCSF faculty members who have global health programs involving UCSF learners working outside of the US.

  3. Please try to limit your comments to 200 words per topic.

  • Feb 17-March 8: Comment on Topics
  • March 9-27 Data Gathering & Review
  • April - Reporting & Next Steps

Topics (7 total)

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Multi-Learner Capacity

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Identify programs which demonstrate an ability to accommodate UCSF learners of diverse areas of study and level of training. Reference programs that provide notable learner support (i.e.; pre- and post-travel support, student orientation and debrief, etc.).

Strength of Infrastructure

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Identify programs that demonstrate strong in-country educational and administrative infrastructure (i.e.; in-country mentorship, administrative support, telecommunications, internet access, etc.).

Sustainability and Scale

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Identify UCSF programs which appear to demonstrate sustainability over a period of time.

Such programs are likely to have broad campus support and a commitment beyond an individual person.


Critical Mass of Campus Interest/ Partnership Potential

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Identify those programs in which an established relationship with UCSF already exists or is under development, and in which there is broad campus interest in developing a partner relationship. You may also want to include programs that have existing partnerships with outside universities or organizations and at what capacity.