GlobeMed's Imagine 2030 Campaign consists of 3 key phases:
Recruit and select 40 new Chapter Founders
GlobeMed will send emails with marketing materials and the Chapter Founder Application to more than 4000 university administrators, program coordinators, and student group leaders at universities across the nation. Through the written application and a phone interview, GlobeMed will select applicants who demonstrate the most potential for launching a highly successful chapter.
Train Chapter Founders to mobilize their peers and launch a highly successful chapter
Once the new class of Chapter Founders has been selected, they will go through a set of training programs to enable them to successfully launch and manage their chapter. Training will include a series of online webinars with GlobeMed National Office staff on topics relevant to launching a chapter as well as a full day training session devoted solely to Chapter Founders at the annual GlobeMed Leadership Institute.
Recruit 40 new grassroots health partner organizations and match them with newly launched GlobeMed chapters
GlobeMed will also search and identify 40 new grassroots health partner organizations to match with each of the new university chapters. To support this process, GlobeMed is launching the Partner Search Fellowship Pilot Program. The Partner Search Fellowship will fund two recent GlobeMed alumni to travel throughout Latin America meet face to face with grassroots health leaders, and collect information about organizations throughout the region. They will then present their findings to the National Office staff, thereby facilitating the selection of new partner organizations that demonstrate a strong fit with GlobeMed's model.
Through engaging more students, universities, and communities around the world, GlobeMed seeks to address many of the existing gaps in student engagement in global health. Over the last five years, college campuses across the United States have seen an unprecedented rise in interest in global health - from just five undergraduate university programs for global health in 2004 to more than forty such programs in 2009 (Merson, Michael H., and Kimberly Chapman Page. The Dramatic Expansion of University Engagement in Global Health: Implications for U.S. Policy. Rep. Washington, DC: Center for Strategic and International Studies, 2009). Yet, programs to engage students effectively remain rare. Undergraduate global health engagements often focus solely on research or on short-term service trips in developing countries. Academic programs and student-led initiatives that combine leadership training and global health education with direct action in global health remain nearly non-existent.
GlobeMed is uniquely positioned to address these gaps. It provides the training and global health education necessary for students to have an impact on the health of a community while at the same time gaining a critical understanding of broader issues in global health. Inspired through their involvement in GlobeMed today, students commit to a life of leadership for global health equity. 88% of GlobeMed students report that their involvement in GlobeMed has significantly increased their knowledge of global health issues. Through its past experiences in mobilizing students, planning and organizing annual national training events and conferences, and working in the developing world, GlobeMed is able to grow its network in an effective and responsible manner.
(March 2012: $700,000.00)
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