Partner Organizations
Lectures & Webinars
Online Courses & Tools
  • CGHSR Research Toolkit - The Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility's research team provides consultation and support for international research project implementation. Support is available in the form of 90-minute consultations, and by reviewing the resources in the CGHSR Research Toolkit. Faculty and researchers interested in CGHSR support for grant or project management should contact to arrange an initial meeting with center staff. Topics covered in the consultations and toolkit include:
    • Project implementation (post-award) checklist
    • Writing grant proposals with international components
    • Regulatory approvals
    • International grant and financial management
    • Developing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
    • Data storage, access, and management for international teams
    • International shipping best practices
    • Manuscript and authorship guidelines
  • Global Health in Local Contexts - Global Health in Local Contexts: A Transnational Experiential Course on the Social Determinants, Health Equity, and Leading Change (GHSR 6713) immerses students in the study of health equity, the social determinants of health, and community-based healthcare. This course uses an inter-professional and experiential model -- the course is "classroom-less" and entirely held in community settings in the Twin Cities. New in fall 2021, students will also engage in co-learning with peers in Uganda and Haiti enrolled in parallel courses. This program has both academic credit and non-credit registration options.
  • Global Health Certificate - The Global Health Certificate through the University of Minnesota School of Public Health requires a minimum of 15 credits (7 required credits and 8 credits of electives). The Certificate can be completed part-time over 4 terms. Students are encouraged, but not required, to start with PubH 6108 Foundations of Global Health offered online fall term. Students have four years to complete the Certificate. There is a list of required courses listed on the website.

  • Global Medicine Pathway - The Global Medicine Pathway is for residents in the internal medicine, medicine-pediatrics and medicine-dermatology residency programs. The Global Medicine program consists of over 35 faculty, two chief residents, and approximately 50 residents from the internal medicine, medicine-pediatrics and medicine-dermatology residency programs. More than 80 residents have completed international rotations through partner sites since 2000.

  • American Indian Public Health and Wellness Certificate - The American Indian Public Health and Wellness Certificate is 12 credits and may  be completed in two terms (6cr/term). See their website for required couses.

  • GAPS - To address activities that may affect patient safety, the University of Minnesota has created Global Ambassadors for Patient Safety (GAPS), an open-access, modular online platform. The GAPS tool serves several functions: It prepares students for ethical issues they may encounter abroad, emphasizes the risks to patient safety of inexpert or culturally and linguistically incongruent care provision, and mitigates moral distress by allowing students to decline to do things beyond their scope of training. It culminates in an oath, available in 7 languages, that students sign committing to be ambassadors for patient safety. This initiative is decolonizing in that it takes seriously—in terms of ethics, equity, and appropriate medical expertise—the safety of patients in LMICs.
  • CUGH Maternal Health Courses

  • CUGH Global Health Education Competencies Toolkit - In 2015, the Competency Subcommittee and collaborators published a seminal article in the Annals of Global Health defining levels of proficiency, as well as desirable competencies for two levels - the global citizen level and the basic operational program oriented level. What followed was the publication of the first edition of the Competencies Toolkit in 2017.

Funding Opportunities

CGHSR Global Engagement GrantsOpen Call Global Engagement Grants are available to UMN faculty, P&A staff, and graduate students to support small projects or pilot efforts. These small grants ranging from $1,500 to $15,000 will support work including seed grants, pilot projects, or capacity building activities such as educational programs, curriculum development, or technical training.

CGHSR Global Women's Health Engagement GrantsThe objective of the Global Women’s Health Engagement Grants is to support projects that sustainably improve health outcomes for women in marginalized communities—both abroad and at home. Grants of up to $25,000 each will support work that aligns with program goals.

GPSA International Travel Grants - GPSA offers small travel grants for faculty and staff for global health work. Application deadlines are March 15, August 15, or December 15.

Reading Materials

Brocher Declaration - The Brocher Foundation is renowned for its promotion of pluri-disciplinary research on the Ethical, Legal and Social Issues (ELSI) of new medical development and health policies.

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