Navigating Global Health as a Nurse Practitioner

Mark Anthony Gregorio, ANP-BC, have a Deep Dive conversation about culture shock, working in a culture that doesn’t know what NPs do, learning how to expand your formulary and the benefits of generosity.

 

Boldly going where other NPs go? I’ve met only a few nurse practitioners that have gone into global health and when I do– they tend to be CNMs. So I was thrilled when Mark Anthony Gregorio, ANP-BC (adult nurse practitioner) and I bumped into each other on Twitter.

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3 Must Use Resources For Starting A Health Based Social Enterprise

Breaking News: School Doesn’t Teach You Everything

Problem: You just spent $$$ on your degree and you still don’t know how to do what you went to school for.

Solution: Build Your Own MPH/MPP/MWD/MBA (Master of Public Health, Master of Public Policy, Master of World Domination and Master of Business Administration)

This is easy for me to say because I have some of those degrees anyway. But honestly—when I finished my programs, there were still skills that I needed in order to get to where I wanted to go in life that just didn’t fit into the school experience.

If you are still wondering:

  • How do I get my nonprofit/social enterprise to become sustainable?
  • What are the legal frameworks for setting up a social enterprise?
  • How do I build traction behind my great social enterprise/nonprofit idea?

Here are 3 resources to get the practical skills you need whether working in the US or abroad:

NESsT

NESsT develops sustainable social enterprises that solve critical social problems in emerging market countries.

They have created what looks to be about 157 FREE PUBLICATIONS for the studious Smurfs among you to take advantage of on Issu (a digital publishing platform).

These are serious (but short) documents that range from a legal series geared specifically for social enterprises -to- tested methods that can help you distribute your products to reach your intended market.

Risky Business: The Impacts of Merging Markets and Mission uses analyses of 45 social enterprise cases from 15 countries to examine impact in terms of financial performance, mission/values, organizational culture, relations with stakeholders, etc.

http://www.nesst.org/publications/

Unite For Sight

Unite For Sight is a nonprofit organization committed to excellence in global health. These people throw a real conference. No time to sit and do nothing. Unite For Sight’s Global Health conference is truly jam packed with SO MANY GOOD options that you’ll wish you could split yourself into pieces to attend all the sessions. Go to the conference this April. Register by December 31st for the cheapest rate http://www.uniteforsight.org/conference/

Now that you’re registered for the time of your life, go bone up on your missing skills at the online Global Health University. Enrollment in the Certificate in Global Health is available to any student or professional who is interested in global health. Global Health University helps to effect widespread innovative change in global health through comprehensive training workshops, Global Health Certificate Programs, fellowship and internship opportunities in the U.S. and abroad, social enterprise consulting, and online courses.The total cost to enroll in the Global Health Certificate Program is $65.

Cheaper than grad school—right?

http://www.uniteforsight.org/global-health-university/

Partners In Health (PIH)

These are the leaders in providing preferential health options for the poor across the globe. If you don’t know them check them out.

The best made a Program Management Guide so you HAVE to read it. I just downloaded it last night in a zip file and it rocks!

This 14-unit program offers a structured approach to starting a program, revamping an existing one, or expanding a site based on PIH’s experiences in the field. Program managers can use this guide to anticipate and find creative solutions to common challenges that PIH and other similar organizations have confronted in resource-poor settings.

Table of Contents:
Unit 1 Learning about the local context
Unit 2 Understanding legal matters
Unit 3 Building site infrastructure
Unit 4 Managing a procurement system
Unit 5 Strengthening human resources
Unit 6 Improving programs through training
Unit 7 Improving outcomes with community health workers
Unit 8 Establishing a financial system
Unit 9 Creating a development strategy
Unit 10 Working with partners
Unit 11 Addressing the social determinants of health through a program on social and economic rights (POSER)
Unit 12 Using monitoring and evaluation for action
Unit 13 Conducting research
Unit 14 Maximizing impact through advocacy

Are you still whining about how you don’t’ know where to go for help to get your project off the ground?

How Do You Get Your Start in Global Health?

People get into global health a variety of ways. I especially admire Dr. Paul Nanda’s entry into global health because he discovered his passion in the middle of his family medicine residency. For those of you who don’t know too much about medical training—it is not very flexible. This is a story of someone who made a decision, became the first family practice resident at The Ohio State University to do an international rotation and then went on to found and head the Global Health Education Department for Family Medicine at the same institution.

Watch the interviews on my Vimeo Channel: http://vimeo.com/channels/pitchforksoptional

In TWO jam packed interviews we cover:

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