Trauma Informed Care: A Call to Action

While all across the country our living rooms were saturated with images of a burning city falling into a chaotic state, a reality exists beneath the surface and in the historical fabric of this city. The reaction to the death of Freddie Gray was the result of a City whose most vulnerable residents felt they […]

Demanding rights in the sustainable development agenda

In September 2015, world leaders convened at the United Nations for a landmark summit to adopt the 2030 Agenda, a robust set of 17 goals and 169 targets to achieve sustainable development over the next 15 years. If fully implemented, the 2030 Agenda promises to end hunger, improve health, strengthen education systems, safeguard the environment, […]

Global Scholar Perspective: India with the Global Health Leadership Program

In August of 2015, I had the pleasure of going on a month long interprofessional educational experience with the Global Health Leadership Program (GHLP). The trip was a 4-week rotation through the hospital at Dr. D.Y.Patil Medical and Research Hospital in Pune, India. During my time there, I rotated through OB, Community clinics, Medicine and […]

Strengthening a Global Nursing Workforce: Disaster Preparedness & Response

In a world where catastrophic disaster events are occurring with greater frequency and intensity, the need for a global nursing workforce prepared to respond is of critical importance. Nurses and nurse midwives are widely recognized as essential members of the global disaster response team. Devastating hurricanes and tornadoes in the US, earthquakes that rocked Haiti, […]

A Serious Game- Maternity Clinic: Working Together to Care for Mothers and Babies

After a long day at a global health meeting, senior level nurses and midwives huddled over a game board, intensely concentrated. Scrabble addicts? Settlers of Catan competitors? Parcheesi enthusiasts? If you guessed any of the above, you were wrong. The health professionals were playing Maternity Clinic, a serious board game developed by Jhpiego, an international […]