Updates from Child Family Health International

25 January, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

I hope this finds you all well! I wanted to share the latest information about several new global health programs, scholarships, new literature, free webinars, and more from CFHI and our partners, below. Please share with your students, colleagues, and networks as you see fit.

Introducing New Global Health Immersion Programs for Faculty and Students in Costa Rica

CFHI is launching new Global Health & Planetary Health community-based learning in collaboration with the Interamerican Center for Global Health (CISG). We are offering two new programs for students and trainees in Costa Rica: a 3-week “Planetary Health: Perspectives from Costa Rica <https://www.cfhi.org/planetary-health-perspectives-from-costa-rica>” program which will focus on climate change, emerging infectious diseases, natural and manmade disasters, air quality, and food security and a 1-Week Spring Break Seminar, “Oral Health in Costa Rica: From Global to Local


Please share these programs with any interested students. The deadline to apply is Feb. 15, 2020.

With over 20 universities participating, this year’s Faculty Development Workshop


in collaboration with CUGH, AAC&U, ASPPH, and CISG focused on integrating experiential learning into undergraduate global and public health programs

and courses. Please save the date (January 2-9, 2021) and begin your application for next year:


Join Us for an Informative Webinar on Planetary & Oral Health in Costa Rica

With the introduction of our new Costa Rica programs, comes an opportunity to learn about important topics in global health. Join us for a free

webinar, “Introducing CFHI Costa Rica: Explore Global Health and Planetary Health” on January 27, 3 pm PST | 6 pm EST.

Our guest speaker, Carlos A. Faerron Guzman M.D., M.Sc. will discuss these topics and more! Dr. Guzman is the co-founder and current director of the

InterAmerican Center for Global Health (CISG). Register now:



Teach Global Health - Registration Now Open for Summer Institute

Join us for an intensive 3-D workshop on June 16-18, 2020 to strengthen your global health module, course, or curriculum and to prepare your students to be globally educated citizens for a complex world. The Summer Institute for Undergraduate Curriculum and Course Design provides a rich opportunity to gain skills related to course design, curricular assessment, and experiential learning. You will have a chance to network with other faculty and administrators, explore new resources, and receive critical feedback on a specific project. Apply now as an individual or team at UndergraduateGlobalHealth.org

Spring Break Seminars and 4+ Week Global Health Programs for Students

We are currently enrolling for our 1-16 week field experiences for graduate, undergraduate, and post-graduate trainees. For students and trainees looking for an alternative to Spring Break, we are offering Spring Break Seminars <https://www.cfhi.org/spring-break-seminars>. These 1-week

programs are perfect for students who want to experience a global health immersion, but may not have the time to commit to a longer program. We

offer 4 programs in Mexico, Hawai'i and Costa Rica. For students seeking longer transformative training opportunities, our 4+ Week Immersion Programs

<https://www.cfhi.org/4-16-week-immersion-programs> are now enrolling. Programs in 12 countries examine a range of critical topics, such as

universal health care, community-based public health, food security and hospital-based care.

3rd/4th Medical Student Elective Opportunities

With strong connections to local communities in 12 countries, CFHI is uniquely positioned to help third- and fourth-year medical students

understand low resource professional practice and cross-cultural clinical decision making in the global health landscape. Students can choose from

40+ programs and pursue specific tracts of study that interest them. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Students can apply here.


Scholarship Deadlines for Winter 2020

CFHI wants to provide global health education experiences to all students. Please share these exciting upcoming scholarship opportunities with your


The AMSA Global Health Scholarship <https://www.cfhi.org/amsa-global-health-scholarship> provides a $1000 scholarship to an undergraduate, graduate or postgraduate AMSA member who plans on participating in a CFHI program. The award will go toward a CFHI Global Health Immersion program of 4 weeks or more.

The European Young Leaders in Global Health Fellowship <https://www.cfhi.org/european-young-leaders-in-global-health-fellowship> is awarded to a recent graduate and a European citizen or resident who best demonstrates CFHI's motto 'Let the World Change You'. The $1,000 award will go toward a CFHI Global Health Immersion program of 4 weeks or more. Deadline: February 1, 2020

The Thomas Hall Spring Break Seminar Scholar Program <https://www.cfhi.org/cfhi-thomas-hall-spring-break-seminar-scholars-prog... provides $1500 to an undergraduate, graduate or postgraduate trainee who plans to participate in a CFHI program. This Program recognizes rising leaders in global health who are dedicated to health equity, recognizes the power of education and capacity building, and challenge the status quo. The award will go toward a CFHI Global Health Immersion program of 4 weeks or more. The deadline is February 15, 2020.

In alignment with our commitment to delivering the best global health programs, we are excited to present CFHI Global Health Immersion Scholarship

<https://www.cfhi.org/cfhi-global-health-immersion-scholarship>. This $1500 award goes to undergraduate, graduate or postgraduate trainees from LMIC/Global South seeking Global Health Education opportunities, South-South engagement, and perspectives of our US-based programming. The deadline to apply is February 15, 2020.

Additional scholarships are available year-round to help fund CFHI global

health education experiences: www.cfhi.org/scholarships

Best Regards,



Jessica Evert MD

Executive Director, Child Family Health International <http://www.cfhi.org>

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