GW's Health Workforce Research Center (HWRC) received renewed funding over five years from the U.S. Bureau of the Health Professions. The Cooperative Agreement from the National Center for Health Workforce Analysis (NCHWA) in the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the Department of Health and Human Services will allow the GW HWRC to focus their research on emerging workforce topics relating to Title VII of the Public Health Service Act (PHSA).
LHE Fellowship Leads to Collaboration between Duke University and the University of São Paulo
The Duke University School of Nursing Office of Global and Community Health Affairs sponsored Dr. Carla Ventura, as a visiting professor to present a Health and Human Rights lecture to the “Exploring Global Patterns of health and Illness” elective offered during summer intercession. During this visit Drs. Carter and Ventura, George Washington University Leaders for Health Equity Fellows, created a syllabus for an in-person synchronous elective using web-based technology between Duke University School of Nursing (Durham, NC) and Universidade de Sao Paulo, Escola de Enfermagem de Ribeirao Preto (Brazil). The course entitled, "Brazil/United States Health Equity Connection: The Professional Nurse Role in Understanding Human Development Information", will be a synchronous course using a platform that will provide visuals of both classrooms. This will give students the ability to communicate in the broader classroom. There will be small group breakout sessions using laptops supported by web-based technology. This is the first of many discussed collaborations between the fellows and the universities.