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The Community for Global Health Equity (CGHE) has launched an integrated Field Training experience and Culminating Project for Masters of Public Health students. Our Global Health Equity Research in Translation, a policy brief series that brings academic research to a wider audience, draws on research that has been supported by CGHE. The selected student will 1) acquire experience in identifying the policy implications of research studies; 2) gain practical experience in communicating with academic and community-based researchers about their work, and 3) learn the process of developing policy briefs for global health practitioners and policy makers on the basis of published empirical research and scholarly works. This project is meant to fulfill both the field training and culminating project requirements for MPH students. The field training project should take 120 hours. Students have the option to continue this work for another 120 hours.
If you have any questions or would like to apply, please contact Ariana Martinez, MPH Training Coordinator, School of Public Health and Health Professions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Smaller than a minor, a certificate, or a degree program, micro-credentials allow you to meet your personalized learning needs by gaining knowledge and skills in areas that are relevant to your academic or professional goals. Micro-credentials equip you with digital badges that showcase your achievements and all it took to get there.
When you complete a micro-credential program you will earn a digital badge, or a series of digital badges. A digital badge is an icon but it is not a static image. It is click-able, and houses information, including the issuing institution, the date earned, the criteria required to earn the badge, and the evidence that shows that you have met the required criteria. Digital badges are dynamic credentials that YOU own, so you can decide how you want to use them. Digital badges can be put on social media sites, added as a link on your digital résumé, embedded in your e-portfolio, and more.
Learn more about UB's Microcredentials by visiting the Office of Microcredentials webpage.
The "CGHE: Big Ideas to Advance Global Health Equity" micro-credential provides an opportunity for participants to gain insight into issues relating to global health inequities, as well as tactics for promoting equity in global health and wellness. This non-credit program consists of a seminar series and culminates in an original project that you can use to demonstrate to your prospective (or current) employer your interest and engagement in global health equity. This micro-credential will award digital badges that align with CGHE's annual seminar series and our Big Ideas Teams. The first digital badge focuses on the Co-Production of Knowledge for Global Health Equity. Information about this badge, including requirements, who can apply, and how to apply, are listed below.
The Community of Excellence in Global Health Equity (CGHE) is offering a digital badge that aligns with our web-based seminar series, "The Co-Production of Knowledge for Global Health Equity" and “Building Blocks of Equity.” Series speakers include faculty, students, and their respective community partners from UB and beyond. Through presentations and discussions, speakers evaluate current research and teaching practices about co-produced knowledge, and identify best practices for educating and engaging students in co-produced scholarship and action. Participants who receive this badge can expect to understand how to form effective partnerships and equitably engage in research in Global South communities. Participants can also expect to demonstrate to current or prospective employers their interest and engagement in global health equity.
Undergraduates, graduates, and professionals external to the University at Buffalo are eligible to receive this digital badge.
Options for culminating projects for undergraduate students:
Options for culminating projects for graduate students and external professionals:
Submit requested information via the web form below. A CGHE representative will contact you with additional resources and information, including a reflection paper template, a culminating assignment prompt, and the portfolio rubric.
The University at Buffalo offers courses relevant to global health equity at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Course lists are compiled from the UB Registrar's website. For more detailed information including time and location of course, prerequisites, and amount of credit, review the UB Registrar's class schedules.
Participate in a one-week workshop open to undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students from all majors. At the Global Innovation Challenge, participants will engage in team-building activities, and work with local stakeholders and UB faculty to develop social, technological, business, educational, and policy innovations that improve access to health services for refugees in Buffalo.