Thursday, February 6, 2014

WIVA Webinar: Service-Learning and Volunteering in Health-Related Settings

WIVA Webinar: Service-Learning and Volunteering in Health-Related Settings: Pearls and Perils presented by Dr. Jessica Evert
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST

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Global mobility of students, faculty and citizens to health-related settings in the Global South is increasingly popular and accessible. While driven by good intentions to impact global health, with a particular focus on health in low and middle income countries and underserved settings within high income countries, there is an increasing recognition of the complexities of sustainably addressing global health challenges. This exciting webinar will bring you up to date on best-practices in the area of service-learning and volunteering in health-related settings with a focus on the great learning and service opportunities that exist for students and cautions for the perils, opportunity costs, and unintended impacts that can result despite good intentions.

Dr. Jessica Evert is Executive Director of Child Family Health International (CFHI), a leader in Global Health Education Programs for over 20 years, serving undergraduate and professional students with over 25 programs in 7 countries. Dr. Evert straddles international education and the medical profession.  She is Faculty in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, where she instructs in Global Health and community-based underserved care.  Dr. Evert is a graduate of the Ohio State University College of Medicine and a longtime advocate for health-related international education quality and ethical standards.   She is author and editor of multiple chapters, articles and books in global health with a focus on education, ethics, and asset-based engagement-- including the just-published "Developing Global Health Programs: A Guidebook for Medical and Professional Schools."  She helped develop the Forum on Education Abroad's Standards for Health-Related Undergraduate Programs.  Dr. Evert is a recipient of Global Health Education Consortium's prestigious Christopher Krogh Award for her dedication to underserved populations at home and abroad.  Dr. Evert's research and advocacy areas of focus are the ethics of global educational engagement, competency-based international education, health disparities, asset-based programmatics and reflection.

This webinar series is being organized by the NAFSA Subcommittee on Work, Internships, and Volunteering Abroad.