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School of Public Health
The mission of the International Health Student Group is to enhance the experience and education of students in the International Health department and the School of Public Health through organizing educational, informational and social activities and linking to resources related to international health. The International Health Student Group is committed to organizing academic activities related to the field of global health and organizing social activities for students in the global health department and the School of Public Health.
If you have questions about the International Health Student Group, please email Emma Sacks at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Behavioral Health International Group (BHIG) is a platform for students and professors to share experiences and opportunities in international and cross-cultural behavioral and mental health programs, practices, and policies.
The group was formed as a response to a growing international movement on the importance of considering the promotion of mental and behavioral health as a global health priority. The group has four main goals:
• to provide a forum for learning about and discussing the incredible complexities that exist when dealing with mental health in non-western contexts
• to advocate for psychosocial needs in communities with low resources, high stigma, and diverse understanding of medicine and health
• to enhance existing interdepartmental collaboration and promote further development in this area
• to enhance student academic and professional development through networking opportunities with colleagues and professionals in the field who work on cross-cultural mental health issues.
President: Su Yeon Lee email@example.com
President-elect: Rebecca Hock firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Emily Haroz email@example.com
Treasurer: Naoko Okuma firstname.lastname@example.org
APHN is a student/faculty run association established in May 1991 at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health (JHSPH). Members include students, alumni and health professionals who either from Africa, worked in Africa or are interested in African public health matters. Our mission is to create a "forum" for exchange of ideas, information, experiences as well as training and research collaboration related to public health issues of special concern to Africa. There was recognition of the absence of suitable fora and platforms from which to voice and raise concerns about the resolution of public health problems and their socio-economic dimensions in Africa. Furthermore, the members also realized the need to establish a professional and social network between African public health professionals who leave their countries to study or work abroad in order to make their services once again available to their fellow citizens.
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The Child Health Society aims to heighten awareness and promote advocacy within the school and surrounding community about public health concerns that affect children. Through organization of events such as World Pneumonia Day and Child Health Week, lecture seminars and various other activities, the group serves to educate the JHSPH community about issues related to child health. The group also maintains involvement with the surrounding East Baltimore community though child mentorship programs and other community initiatives such as student led international presentations at the nearby Tilgman School. The Child Health Society consists of students and faculty dedicated to the improvement of child health both on a national and an international level. The group continues to sponsor both independent and collaborative activities with this primary focus in mind.
The Health and Human Rights Group is a student-led organization dedicated to promoting involvement in local, national and international health and human rights issues. In conjunction with faculty, staff and related organizations, the Health and Human Rights Group acts on issues of social justice to create awareness through education. Activities have included a celebration of the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a human rights film festival, and seminars and discussions on various health and human rights issues. HHR is a forum for students to present issues that are important to them and has consistently been an important venue for minority opinion.
LSN seeks to foster a strong awareness of Latin American issues among the JHSPH community through cultural, educational and social activities. Our group also strives to provide opportunities to address these issues through the sharing of experiences, interests, and information.
The J.B. Grant International Health Society is an MPH student organization that serves as an academic, professional and social vehicle to stimulate discussion and provide tangible experiences regarding global health issues.
Each year, the Society:
• sponsors speakers and public events;
• organizes education and career trips; and
• promotes student networking with alumni, faculty, and various international organizations.
For more information, or to join, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Global Public Health Brigades s an international network of students and professionals that volunteer to design and implement public health solutions that strengthen communities in the developing world. PHB empowers volunteers with the material, know-how, and support to deliver solutions that provide value while preserving local culture and improving the environment. For more information on how to be involved with the JHU Chapter please email HopkinsPHB@gmail.com
Global Brigades is the world’s largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization. It is made up of international nonprofit affiliates that mobilize student volunteers and professionals to empower communities in developing countries with programs that improve quality of life while respecting local culture.
Since 2005, more than 4,000 volunteers from 110 university chapters in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Ireland, traveled to provide health and economic development solutions to more than 100,000 beneficiaries through teams in Panama and Honduras.
The JHU chapter of GB includes Medical, Dental and Water components. Volunteers travel to Honduras and provide community service. Please go to the linked organizations to find out more about Medical, Dental and Water Brigades.
Global Dental Brigades is an international student-operated volunteer organization whose mission is to provide sustained dental care to underserved communities throughout the world. Along with affiliate groups at other distinguished universities, our JHU team recruits dental students, dental hygienists, and dentists, gathers dental supplies and equipment, and then travels overseas to perform dental brigades. Our current emphasis is to help the impoverished villages of Honduras in collaboration with one of their country's most highly-regarded nonprofits, Sociedad Amigos de los Ninos, led by Sister Maria Rosa Leggol, a recent nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize. Student volunteers and dentists will travel to Honduras to provide dental care and to educate communities about proper oral hygiene and the importance of saving teeth. This organization provides an opportunity for students to have a cultural experience while having an invaluable hands-on experience in dental health care.
Global Medical Brigades is a program of Global Brigades, Inc., the world’s largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization. Comprised of secular, international service programs, we mobilize student volunteers and professionals to empower communities in developing countries with programs that improve quality of life while respecting local culture and improving the environment.
Between 2008 and 2009, more than 4,000 volunteers from 110 university chapters in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Ireland traveled to provide health and economic development solutions to more than 50,000 beneficiaries through our teams in Panama and Honduras.
The Johns Hopkins University Global Medical Brigades chapter has volunteered to travel to Honduras in order to provide healthcare services during their weeklong brigade. They will administer daylong clinics and conduct health workshops in communities that typically lack doctors in a twenty-mile radius. In order to make this brigade a reality, they have fundraised in order to collect medication and hired native doctors.
The sole intent of these brigades is to provide treatment to various communities in Central America that otherwise do not have the means to obtain or pay for the services offered by the participants of JHU Global Medical Brigades.
Global Water Brigades is a movement of passionate students and professional volunteers from around the world dedicated to improving access to clean water and sanitation. Our students collaborate with water experts and community leaders to create and implement new and innovative solutions to water problems. We currently focus our work in 40 rural Honduran communities where we have 5-year commitments to long-term sustainable development. Our vision is to be the largest student-led social movement on the planet.
JHU ISL is an International Educational NGO that enlists educational and medical volunteer teams to under-served populations in Central and South America, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Africa. We strive to provide hands-on medical opportunities for our Hopkins students and link our valuable experiences from abroad to serving our own local communities here in Baltimore.
MEDLIFE is an organization which at its root seeks to partner with poor communities that are ready to act on their own behalf to gain access to medical care, education and community development. We listen to our partners and the troubles they face, and then work to empower them so that together we can work to improve the lives of people living in poverty.
Besides hosting fundraising activities and spreading awareness on campus, the Medlife Hopkins Chapter strives to organize medical brigades to Peru and Honduras, participating in mobile clinics in urban impoverished areas. Typically when someone says medical mission they think of a foreign doctor working with a translator to provide medical care to poor patients in a developing country during a short trip. Instead, we hire local doctors to provide the same services they provide everyday but to the poorest populations we can find. By working with local doctors our patients receive culturally sensitive and sustainable services from doctors who live nearby. The same local doctor who provides services to the poorest of the poor year round is able to provide more services to his or her patients with MEDLIFE’s support. We believe this is the most sustainable and culturally sensitive care that can be provided during a short term service trip.
The mission of Engineers Without Borders - USA (EWB-USA) is to partner with disadvantaged communities to improve their quality of life through implementation of environmentally and economically sustainable engineering projects, while developing internationally responsible engineering students. Founded in 2005 the Johns Hopkins University Chapter of Engineers Without Borders aims to bring students together and use our skills to fulfill the missions described above. We welcome anybody from the Johns Hopkins University and the Baltimore community to come and participate.
Engineering World Health at JHU is a team of students that designs medical devices for developing world hospitals. Our designs are meant to be long lasting, easy to use, and affordable for hospitals in economically poor countries.
EWH at JHU is also involved in building medical devices that come in the form of kits from the national Engineering World Health organization. We hold build days during the school year in which the Hopkins student body is invited to learn the basics of soldering and circuitry, while aiding the efforts to improve world health.
In addition, EWH at JHU has recently begun a relationship with the University of Maryland Medical Center in which students are given the opportunity to shadow hospital engineers and technicians and learn the basics of equipment troubleshooting and repair. The program is still in its infancy, however, we hope to foster our relationship with UMMC to create an educational internship for all interested Hopkins students in the future.
School of Medicine
Refugee Health Partners: Saami Khalifian email@example.com
Global Health Interest Group: Nick Cuneo firstname.lastname@example.org
Clinton Global Initiative University: Saami Khalifian email@example.com, Ralph Passarella firstname.lastname@example.org
School of Nursing
The JHU School of Nursing Peace Corps Fellows Program has been in existence since 1991. This program is an official program of the U.S. Peace Corps, one of their domestic programs whose aim is for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers to fulfill the 3rd goal of Peace Corps, “Bringing the world back home.” The JHU SON program provides Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who are pursuing a degree at the School of Nursing with an opportunity to fulfill that 3rd goal by participating in community outreach and service learning experiences. Fellows participate in the SON’s Community Outreach Program as well as additional service opportunities, both domestic and international, throughout the school year. Fellows attend monthly meetings, assist in program planning, build upon a commitment to service in the world’s communities, and receive career mentoring as they evolve their dedication to service into the profession of nursing. For more information, please contact Lori Edwards, Program Coordinator: email@example.com or Amelia Rutter: firstname.lastname@example.org.