The University at Buffalo is committed to developing degree programs and course offerings that will give students the skills to meet the needs of populations around the world. We are reimagining current educational offerings and creating others that will launch soon!
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 email@example.com.
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.
Smaller that 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.
The "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, launched by CGHE in 2020, 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.
In the 2020-2021 academic year, 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.” Series speakers include external experts, UB faculty, and their respective community partners. Each session provides insight into what co-produced knowledge is, how it differs from traditional forms of information gathering (e.g, in Principal Investigator-driven research), and reciprocity. Topics include countering structures of racial and social injustice, ethical issues in community-based research, insights from co-produced knowledge, and more. Participants who receive this badge can expect to understand the wide-ranging disciplines that contribute to characterizing and mitigating global health inequities, and apply their knowledge and skills to a plan, project, or resarch activity that advances global health equity. Participants can also expect to demonstrate to current or prospective empoloyers 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 Addressing Public Health Disparities micro-credential is comprised of a series of digital badges. The micro-credential includes one course combined with a local, national and international outreach experience. This micro-credential is open to licensed health care professionals, students (both undergraduate and graduate) and faculty teaching health profession programs, who are interested in gaining a perspective on public health and participating in collaborative practice outreach missions. Your experiences in this program will enable collaboration with non-profit organizations, educators, students and practitioners to function as part of a multi-disciplinary team to provide screenings, education and direct patient care to those that need it most.
The School of Dental Medicine is happy to offer this micro-credential in collaboration with the School of Nursing, the School of Public Health and Health Professions, and the Community for Global Health Equity.
The Child Advocacy Studies is a three-course micro-credential designed to prepare undergraduate students from a variety of disciplines to recognize and respond to child abuse and neglect. This program is open to anyone that is interested in pursuing a career involving work with families and children, including education, nursing, public health, law, sociology, and others. The skills that you obtain through this program will be beneficial in any setting that requires interaction with children and families, such as schools, hospitals, doctors’ offices, human service organizations, and many others. Upon completion of the courses and portfolio, students will earn a notation on their academic transcript as well as a digital badge that may be used on their digital resume or social media sites.
The Global Collaboration digital badge, offered through the Experiential Learning Network (ELN), will allow students to build on global collaboration experiences gained through collaborative online international learning (COIL) courses, study abroad or other mentored engagement with students, or partners from diverse cultures or geographies. Through facilitated reflection, skill building and narrative exercises, students will gain insights and deepen their learning while preparing for interviews, fellowships and scholarships, or other key opportunities aligned with their academic and professional goals.
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.