Child Family Health International
Child Family Health International (CFHI) is the leading nongovernmental organization placing health science students on global health education programs in ways that are socially responsible and financially just. It models the best global health education practices that demonstrate a priority commitment to community engagement and local integrity. CFHI works at 20 sites in 6 countries with over 250 partners and has enrolled students from over 35 countries, with 5,000+ alumni to date.
CFHI has supported locally devised community health projects in all of the countries where it is active and has collaborated with its partners to offer professional development opportunities that not only address the issue of brain drain but also provide sustainable resources and trainings. CFHI is a global family of committed professionals and students who work at the grassroots level to promote the health of the world community, through: Community Initiatives: Healthcare for underserved communities through local medical professionals and clinics; Medical Supply Recovery (collection and distribution of salvaged medical supplies); and Global Service Learning (socially responsible & financially just global health education programs that focus on cultural competency in the health setting).
Links to the health workforce crisis
Since 1992, CFHI has worked at the grassroots level to promote global health by addressing the community-specific needs of the underserved. This is achieved through the implementation of global health education programs whose aim is to share medical resources, knowledge and experience. The programs operate according to a principle of mutual empowerment between CFHI’s paid partner-physicians and health science students.
The current projects include:
- Collaboration with the Global Health Education Consortium (GHEC) to produce a 100+ module curriculum
- Design and implementation of an Emotional Intelligence (EQ) curriculum to better prepare CFHI students for their clinical rotations within CFHI programs. This model helps to orchestrate the shifting that takes place between alternative contexts required of intercultural competence, including empathy and humanism.
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