GROW (Grassroots On-site Work) strengthens the relationships between students and their grassroots health partners. Every year, 3-5 students from each chapter intern on the ground for 3-8 weeks with their partner organization. The mutual learning that results strengthens the capacity of both sides. Back on campus, students share their learning with their chapters, equipping them with the firsthand knowledge to be improved advocates for the following year.
GROW has three goals:
1. To strengthen and expand the programs, resources, and knowledge of partner organizations to increase their capacity for impact.
2. To engage in mutual learning to strengthen all aspects of the partnership.
3. To evaluate progress and plan for the year ahead in order to support long-term stability of the partnership.
global health fellows program (GHFP) II:
The Public Health Institute (PHI), in partnership with five organizations, implements the Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP) II. GHFP-II supports the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) immediate and emerging human capital needs by developing a diverse, culturally competent group of global health professionals at all career levels.
As a part of GHFP-II’s global health pipeline, GlobeMed prepares diverse undergraduate students for careers in global health by providing experiential learning and leadership development programs. Through extensive training and GlobeMed GROW grants, GlobeMed has strengthened interest and access to global health careers for groups of people underrepresented in global health.