Local and Campus-Wide Activities
Nurses for Global Health (NGH)
NGH promotes global health awareness and activities at UMSON by building collaborations, creating networks, and serving as a resource for global health opportunities in nursing. The group holds monthly meetings, film presentations, and an annual global health conference that provides opportunities for interprofessional collaboration among students and faculty members.
Students United for Policy, Education, and Research (SUPER)
SUPER is the UMSON chapter of AcademyHealth, a premier advocate for health services research and policy advancement. With the guidance of AcademyHealth, SUPER hosts lectures by local, state, and federal policymakers; health services researchers; and nongovernmental groups. It also participates in advocacy activities that are aimed at shaping health policy.
Student Center for Global Education
The Student Center for Global Education was created as a central resource for staff, faculty and students interested in global health experiences. Goals of the Center are to foster collaborations across campus and internationally for student opportunities and to create a model for student training that embeds global health matters into curriculum.
Global Health Interprofessional Council (GHIC)
Developed in 2006 and representing the six professional schools of University of Maryland, GHIC focuses on interprofessional global health education and training and supports the Global Health Certificate program, as well as pursuing national leadership roles in the global health field. The goal of the GHIC is “to provide a platform by which these researchers can interact to develop multidisciplinary research themes, as well as develop a high quality and affordable multidisciplinary training programs in global health giving existing students and working professionals the opportunity to pursue a global health career."
UMB Research and Global Health Initiatives
The Global Health Initiatives team is focused on supporting international programs, managing export and sanctions compliance, establishing partnerships with key foreign institutions and governments, and providing information and resources related to UMB's global engagement.
International Rescue Committee
The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. The IRC provides opportunities for refugees to thrive in America. Each year, thousands of refugees are invited by the U.S. government to seek safety and freedom. Forced to flee conflict or persecution, many have survived for years against incredible odds. They step off the plane with next to nothing but their dignity, hope and determination. In Baltimore and many other regional offices across the country, the IRC helps them rebuild their lives
Health Care for the Homeless
Established in 1985, Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) offers medical care, social work services, housing services and access to education and employment to the homeless in Baltimore as well as other areas of the state of Maryland. Their mission aims to prevent and end homelessness through direct service, advocacy and community engagement. Last year, HCH served over 9,000 homeless citizens in over 80,000 clinic visits.