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Best Practices for Global Health Experiential Learning

When Oct 10, 2018
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where Webinar
Contact Name
Contact Phone 502-852-6026
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Session Description:

How can faculty ensure that international health education programs support sustainability and respectful, meaningful community engagement in global communities?

Dr. Jessica Evert is the Executive Director of Child Family Health International, a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco, CA that provides community-based Global Health Education Programs for students and institutions with a unique model fostering reciprocal partnerships and empowerment in local communities, transforming perspectives about self, healing and global citizenship.

Dr. Evert discusses current practices in global health programming, research and guidelines in global health experiential education to ensure ethical, sustainable and community-based programming is the standard of practice in global immersion programs.

As a result of attending this session, you will be able to:

  • Discuss areas of faculty responsibility related to global health standards of practice
  • Make informed, thoughtful and ethical decisions about which global health programs to promote to students

 CUE Course content addressed:

  • Knowledge of basic medical and scientific subjects including, but not limited to, biology, physiology, pathology, biochemistry, pharmacology, epidemiology, and public health
  • Knowledge of subjects pertinent to patient management, safety, and oral healthcare

Presenter Bio:

Jessica Evert, M.D. straddles international education and the medical profession.  She served as CFHI Medical Director from 2008 to 2013 when she was appointed to the Executive Director role.  Dr. Evert is Faculty in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, where she instructs in Global Health and community-based underserved care and helped develop, as well as completed, the Global Health Clinical Scholars residency track.  Dr. Evert is a graduate of the Ohio State University College of Medicine and is a longtime advocate for health-related international education quality and ethical standards.   She is author and editor of multiple chapters, articles and books in global health with a focus on education, ethics, and asset-based engagement, including the seminal texts: 1) Developing Global Health Programming: A Guidebook for Medical and Professional Schools, 2nd Ed 2) Global Health Training in Graduate Medical Education, 2nd Ed and 3) Reflection in Global Health: An Anthology. She helped develop the Forum on Education Abroad's Standards for Health-Related Undergraduate Programs. 

Dr. Evert is a recipient of Global Health Education Consortium's prestigious Christopher Krogh Award for her dedication to underserved populations at home and abroad.  Dr. Evert's research and advocacy areas of focus are the ethics of global educational engagement, competency-based international education, health disparities, asset-based programmatics and reflection.


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