GCH Resources To Help US GCH Practitioners Strengthen Knowledge, Skill, and Attitudes

ResourceAvailable atDescription of Resource
 AAP Council of Community Pediatrics: Immigrant Child Health Toolkit information and resources, including a state-by-state directory of legal resources, to help pediatric practitioners address common matters related to immigrant and refugee child health
 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Immigrant and Refugee Health health guidance, including guidelines for the US domestic medical examination of newly arriving refugees and refugee health profiles
 Committee on Native American Child Health AAP committee established to advocate for the needs of American Indian and Alaskan Native children and provide expertise and educational resources on issues facing Native American children
 EthnoMed is a joint program of the University of Washington Health Sciences Libraries and Harborview Medical Center’s Interpreter Services Department and Community House Calls Program and is a Web site containing medical and cultural information about immigrant and refugee groups.
 Health Reach: Refugee Health Information Networkhttps://healthreach.nlm.nih.govHealth Reach is a national collaborative partnership housed in the National Library of Medicine with multilingual, multicultural resources for patients, clinical tools, and guidance for specific immigrant, refugee, and asylum populations.
 National Child Traumatic Stress Network on refugee trauma and core stressors to improve access to care, treatment, and services for traumatized children and adolescents
 AAP SOICH and toolkit for developing global health curricula, listing of GCH trainings and opportunities for advocacy and policy engagement
 AAP Helping Children’s TaskforceThe Pediatric Education in Disasters Manual is a publication in English and Spanish: of 10 modules or as an interactive online course to train providers in pediatric disaster relief, care, and rescue
 Awakening Hippocrates: A Primer on Health, Poverty, and Global ServiceBook by Edward O’Neil JrExamines the state of global health and global health disparities and suggests how health professionals can participate in affecting global change
 Consortium of Universities for Global Health modules on a wide range of clinical topics with attention paid to resource limitations
 Child Family Health International providing introduction to a wide variety of GH topics (career development, GH ethics, human trafficking, etc)
 Hesperian Health Guides into >80 languages, these guides, such as Where There Is No Doctor, include useful clinical guidelines for low-resource settings. Also, with resources to strengthen public health efforts and train community health workers (Helping Health Workers Learn)
 Integrated Management of Childhood Illness approaches to child health with resources to promote the identification of childhood illnesses in outpatient settings, treatment of major illnesses, and referral of severely ill children and to strengthen counseling. In the home setting, it promotes appropriate care-seeking behaviors, improved nutrition and preventative care, and the implementation of prescribed care.
 International Children’s Palliative Care Networkhttp://www.icpcn.orgHandbooks with guidance on symptom management, communication, support, and self-care in children’s palliative care; links to palliative programs globally. Printable resources for patients and families are available.
 Médecins Sans Frontièreshttp://www.refbooks.msf.orgReference books, including clinical guidelines for common and acute conditions, essential obstetric and newborn care, refugee health, and essential drug formularies
 Procedural Education for Adaptation to Resource Limited Settings highlighting procedures adapted for resource-limited settings
 Simulation Use for Global Away Rotations curriculum on common practical and emotional challenges in global health
 Stanford University Center for Global Health and the Johns Hopkins University Berman Institute of Bioethicshttp://ethicsandglobalhealth.orgEthical challenges in short-term global health training: series of cases to illustrate ethical challenges that may arise during short-term international research and clinical experiences
 Unite for Sight health education and career development webinars
 University of Minnesota global ambassadors for patient safety toolkit offers educational tools to support safe and ethical global health experiences. A student module online workshop is focused on ethical challenges encountered when participating in health-related activities abroad.
 Working in International Child HealthBook by the AAP SOICH, edited by Caroline Dueger and Cliff O’CallahanA practical guide on challenges and advice for working or volunteering in international child health
 WHO: Hospital care for childrenAs a book or download available in multiple languages: guidelines for the management of common illnesses and the major causes of childhood and neonatal mortality in resource-constrained settings
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