TUFH Student Network Organization (SNO), Netherlands
Network of Community Oriented Educational Institutions for Health Services (The Network: TUFH) was founded in 2001 in The Netherlands. It is a non-governmental organization in an official relationship with the World Health Organization (WHO). TUFH is a global association of institutions for education of health professionals committed to contribute, through education, research and service, to the improvement and sustainment of health in the communities they serve. In these endeavours The Network: TUFH invites the collaboration of like-minded organizations.
Network: TUFH member institutions seek collaboration with their health systems to adapt to each other the education of health personnel and the operation of the health services in order to improve the health of the community. TUFH members also explore innovative educational approaches (e.g. community-based education, problem-based learning) to fulfill this mission. TUFH emphasizes educational research, research on priority health needs and on the efficacy of the health services. It assists partners with development and adaptation of locally relevant health training materials.
Links to the health workforce crisis
The Network: TUFH has created a platform to develop a continuum of innovation of health services and innovation of health professions education. TUFH's goals are to:
- promote the creation of curricula for the education of health personnel in relation to the priority health needs of the community;
- establish collaboration by educational institutions for health with communities, health services and related sectors in order to promote the development of model health systems and to promote their suitability for community-based basics, postgraduate and continuing education; and
- promote local capacity in community based primary health care by training trainers in needs assessment, program development and evaluation.
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