Building a Global Health Workforce in North America.

TitleBuilding a Global Health Workforce in North America.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsSteenhoff AP, Ludwig S
JournalPediatr Clin North Am
Volume66
Issue3
Pagination687-696
Date Published2019 Jun
ISSN1557-8240
Abstract

Globally, significant progress in health equity for children has been made, but much work remains. This article discusses why and how the pediatric community in North America is building a global health (GH) workforce, for domestic "local global" and "international global child health" settings. With a focus on children and families, training this workforce entails attaining GH competencies in medical students, residents, fellows, allied medical professionals, and upskilling current practitioners. The authors highlight currently available training approaches and resources for each group. Global child health is now within the purview of every pediatrician in North America.

DOI10.1016/j.pcl.2019.02.013
Alternate JournalPediatr. Clin. North Am.
PubMed ID31036243