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    The Quest for Universal Health Coverage

    Posted by Sophie Teague on Jul 28, 2017 8:44:53 AM

    By Richard Skolnik, MPA
    Author of Global Health 101

    The quest for Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is central to all efforts in global health. Indeed, all high-income countries, except the United States, have had a system of universal health coverage for some time and all low-and middle-income countries have at least a commitment in principle to achieving UHC as soon as possible.

    In this context, it is important for those of us who teach global health to understand the concept of UHC, some of the key reference materials that deal with UHC, and some of the countries that we want our students to study to best understand the “quest for universal health coverage.”

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    Jones & Bartlett Learning Author Richard Skolnik Selected as Jury Member for the MacArthur Foundation “100 & Change” Competition

    Posted by Sophie Teague on Nov 22, 2016 11:46:46 AM

    Jury Will Award $100 Million Grant to One Idea That Can “Change the World”

    Richard Skolnik, MPA, author of Global Health 101, was recently selected as a jury member for the “100 & Change” competition which will award a $100 million grant to a single proposal designed to help solve a critical problem affecting people, places, or the planet. The Foundation’s competition is open to organizations working in any field of endeavor anywhere. Applicants must identify both the problem they are trying to solve, as well as their proposed solution. Competitive proposals will be meaningful, verifiable, durable, and feasible.

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    Yale and JBLearning Author Richard Skolnik Launch New MOOC on Coursera: Essentials of Global Health

    Posted by Sophie Teague on Oct 26, 2016 7:02:13 AM

    by Richard Skolnik, MPA

    Friends,

    Essentials of Global Health is now on Coursera.

    I am pleased to inform you that Coursera has just launched a massive open online course (MOOC) that I did for Yale, called Essentials of Global Health. You can enroll in the first session by going to:

    https://www.coursera.org/learn/essentials-global-health

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    Topics: Global health, Richard Skolnik

    Global Health Workshop at Unite for Sight

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Aug 5, 2016 2:02:03 PM

    Richard Skolnik – Author of Global Health 101, Third Edition

    In April 2016, Unite for Sight asked me to facilitate a workshop on teaching global health at its annual Global Health and Innovation Conference. This followed a similar workshop I led in April 2014.

    The aims of the 90-minute workshop were to exchange ideas about:

    • How teachers and students might keep up to date in such a rapidly changing field
    • Some of the key value and content issues in teaching global health
    • How participants might get better access to selected global health “experts”
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    Teaching Ebola

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Oct 27, 2014 10:04:17 AM

    Richard Skolnik – Author of Global Health 101

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    Some “Crowdsourcing” on Teaching Global Health

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Jun 17, 2014 10:22:58 AM

    Richard Skolnik – Author of Global Health 101

    In April 2014, Unite for Sight asked me to facilitate a workshop on teaching global health at its annual Global Health and Innovation Conference.

    The aims of the 90-minute workshop were to exchange ideas about:

    • The learning objectives of introductory courses in global health
    • The content of an introductory course on global health
    • Approaches to teaching global health that encourage student interest and learning

    The workshop attracted about 75 people. Almost everyone in the workshop was involved with teaching global health but a few participants were students of global health or former students of global health.

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    Topics: Richard Skolnik, Global health

    Your Student’s Future in Global Health – Some of What They Need to Know … and Not Know

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Feb 26, 2014 9:08:59 AM

    Richard Skolnik – Author of Global Health 101

    Students regularly come to me asking what they need to know to work in Global Health. They also frequently ask what I wish I had known when I was their age (which was almost too long ago to remember, of course)! Let me offer some comments below on “what I would want to know (and not know) if I were you.” Hopefully, this will help answer at least some of the questions that are on students’ minds, as they think about pursuing a career in Global Health.

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    Topics: Global health, Richard Skolnik

    Teaching about Health Equity and Equality

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Jan 31, 2014 10:14:09 AM

    Richard Skolnik – Author of Global Health 101

    Equity and equality issues are central to Global Health and we want all of our students to be able to take an “equity lens” to Global Health concerns. Thus, it is critical to introduce equity and equality early in our courses and to reinforce these themes throughout the courses.

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    Topics: Global health, Richard Skolnik

    Keeping Up in Global Health – What’s New, Important, and Valuable for Teaching

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Dec 30, 2013 11:17:14 AM

    Richard Skolnik – Author of Global Health 101

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    Topics: Richard Skolnik, Global health

    Global Health and the Allocation of “Scarce Resources”

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Oct 11, 2013 1:52:50 PM

    Richard Skolnik – Author of Global Health 101

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    Topics: Richard Skolnik, Global health

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