San Francisco Global Health Nonprofit Receives Prestigious Award for Diversity and Inclusion in Study Abroad Programming

Award recognizing Latinx Health Internship in Oaxaca, Mexico, a joint program by CFHI and UC Davis

"Child Family Health International (CFHI), a nonprofit organization offering community-based global health programs with a transformative and ethical approach, has accepted the 2019 award for Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion in International Education, presented by Diversity Abroad. The award, which was earned in partnership with the University of California, Davis’ Study Abroad program, is for the Institutional/Organizational Award: Diversity & Inclusion Champion (Overall).

The prestigious award recognizes Latinx Health Internship in Oaxaca, Mexico, a joint program by CFHI and UC Davis. The program allows students to participate in 180 hours of clinical rotations and cultural immersion while completing UC Davis courses covering U.S.-Mexico health issues.

The Latinx Health Internship provides transformative experiences for participants. Students learn about global health and the importance of an intersectional analysis of providers and healthcare recipients. As they shadow doctors, nurses and traditional healers, they learn about the varied health professions and practices which, in turn, helps them define future career goals. At the same time, students are gaining cultural humility and enriching their cultural and language skills,” comments UC Davis faculty and Program Director Dr. Yvette Flores.

UC Davis’ Chicanx Studies courses abroad allow participants to develop greater Spanish fluency and clear career goals. UC Davis professors and CFHI speakers leading the various facets of this program provide invaluable expertise that results in greater cultural competency and medical ethics as well as a holistic approach to healthcare overall."

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