Educational Resources and Training

There are several web-based resources available to those interested in keeping up-to-date on current developments in global Roaring Creek, Belize (c)health.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) works to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.

Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH)builds interdisciplinary collaborations and facilitates the sharing of knowledge to address global health challenges. It assists members in sharing their expertise across education, research, and service. It is dedicated to creating equity and reducing health disparities everywhere. CUGH promotes mutually beneficial, long-term partnerships between universities in resource-rich and resource-poor countries, developing human capital and strengthening institutions’ capabilities to address these challenges. It is committed to translating knowledge into action.

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers a variety of awards for individuals at all levels of training, including 1,600 U.S. students, 4,000 foreign students, 1,200 U.S. scholars, and 900 visiting scholars, in addition to several hundred teachers and professionals.

The Global Health Learning Opportunists or GHLO® is an international program of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), comprised of a network of collaborating institutions in over 43 countries, with nearly 2,000 clinical, public health and research opportunities. GHLO facilitates global mobility for final year medical and public health students pursuing electives outside their home countries.

Global Health NOW is an initiative of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health that provides global health news on a daily basis.  The weekday e-newsletter includes the most pressing global health stories of the day.

The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health offers the Public Health 101 Nanocourse – condensed mini-courses that are open for the public and offered free of charge.  Using both lectures and case study, teams tackles real world problem while introducing the core concepts of public health such as:

  • Public health history and anthropology
  • Epidemiology and statistical reasoning
  • Environmental health and safety
  • Social and behavioral health
  • Health systems, policy, and management

ProMED – the Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases – is an Internet-based reporting system dedicated to rapid global dissemination of information on outbreaks of infectious diseases and acute exposures to toxins that affect human health, including those in animals and in plants grown for food or animal feed. Electronic communications enable ProMED to provide up-to-date and reliable news about threats to human, animal, and food plant health around the world, seven days a week. By providing early warning of outbreaks of emerging and re-emerging diseases, public health precautions at all levels can be taken in a timely manner to prevent epidemic transmission and to save lives.

Public Health Newswire is a leading source of public health news and information. Published by the American Public Health Association, this daily news feed connects APHA members, their partners and the public with important public health trends, events and advocacy. They feature timely discussions with experts, report the latest public health research and cover national policy debates.

There are multiple United States Government agencies that contribute to global health goals, including the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Department of State – the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator and the Department of Health and Human Services – the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, among others—the Peace Corps and the Millennium Challenge Corporation.

The World Health Organization provides information on a variety of health topics, including outbreaks and emergencies, country-specific and disease-specific reports, health-related statistics, and the various programs and projects in which they participate