Global Health Pathway
The FACES Coalition partners with the Global Health Fellows Program-II and GlobeMed to diversify the global health workforce. Many of the students we work with in FACES programs come from an immigrant, multi-lingual and multi-cultural experience. Perhaps more importantly, they come with lived experiences that make them better able to serve patient populations who suffer from the impacts of poverty, trauma and displacement.
In an effort to capture our students’ inherent skills and distance traveled to better serve communities oversees, FACES Coalition partners with GHFP-II to build curriculum for youth interested in a career in global health. The goal of this work is to build sustainable pathways for high school students interested in working in global health and to bring their assets to the effort of the United States to positively impact the world’s health and well-being.
Read our blogs highlighting our work in global health careers preparation:
Global Health Youth Summit
In July 2016, USAID’s Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP) II and FACES for the Future Coalition brought FACES Scholars to Washington, DC for mentorship and career exploration. The Global Health Youth Summit (GHYS) was a week-long event and was designed to support the development of the next generation of global health professionals through career exposure and access at the earliest levels.
Each GHYS Scholar left with a stronger desire to work in global health professions, and a better sense of where their skills and interests might fit in. Participant Sonya M stated, “Before going to Washington, DC I barely had any knowledge of what global health even was. Leaving this trip I was fully aware of what global health is and the mission of global health workers, and now I am determined that I want to be a global health worker. This program opened up many doors not just for me, but also for my fellow peers to pursue a career with global health.
The profound impact of the GHYS is illustrated by participant George D., who was followed on his Youth Summit journey and captured in the video below.