Office of Global Initiatives

Global Health Collage

The Vision of the Office of Global Initiatives of Columbia University School of Nursing is to contribute to the improvement of the world’s health through service, practice, education, and research at home and abroad. Its Mission is to facilitate education, research, and clinical care by fostering strategic partnerships that advance the practice of nursing within our borders and throughout the world.

The Goals of the Office of Global Initiatives are to:

  • Serve as a resource on global health and related issues for nurses, other healthcare professionals, policymakers, and the public;
  • Collaborate with nursing schools and organizations abroad to advance education and scholarly interchange among nurses involved in global health;
  • Promote inter-professional collaboration in global health;
  • Support faculty and students to partner in global health programs;
  • Generate and disseminate scholarly evidence to inform global nursing practice and policy; and
  • Contribute to the development of cultural awareness and sensitivity among faculty, students, and staff.

The conceptual model below depicts the School’s global health approaches and areas of focus to improve the world’s health through service, education, practice, and research at home and abroad.



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