This year, a portion of the proceeds from the Global Health Conference will be donated to Cindy Nelly's StandWithMe initiative in the Middle East. Ms. Nelly is a certified midwife and nurse practitioner who diligently works to support Syrian refugees in Jordan, Turkey, and Iraq. She provides obstetrical, gynecological, and primary care in these regions. If this cause is meaningful to you, please consider donating directly to her campaign.
Conference proceeds will also benefit Grace Medical Home in Orlando and MedPACt's clinics in Apopka, Florida. Grace Medical Home is a medical care facility that has provided comprehensive, primary and specialty care for Central Florida's uninsured population since 2008. Patients have ongoing long-term relationships with their physicians and a place to turn to for medical care here, even when they cannot afford it. In addition to acute sick visits, doctors perform well care check-ups and provide health education.
The Apopka Clinics were started in 2016, in partnership with the UCF College of Nursing, as way to provide essential healthcare to the residents of Apopka, namely farmworkers and their families who would otherwise go without healthcare. Multidisciplinary team of students and faculty, from specialties ranging from internal medicine to physical therapy, regularly offer free services to this population.
Director for Global Health Track
Dr. Mori J Morikawa is the Ann S. & Anthony J. Asher professor in Family Medicine & Community Health, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland. Dr. Mori has worked with both governmental and non-governmental organizations to help rebuild primary care in post-conflict communities in Afghanistan, Guatemala, Kosovo, Laos, and Sudan.
A Panel Discussion about Policy Solutions
Hosted by UCF Social Work Healthcare Education and Leadership Scholars (HEALS) fellows under the Social Work Healthcare Education and Leadership Scholars Grant, funded by the National Association of Social Work (NASW) and the Council for Social Work Education (CSWE) with support from the UCF School of Social Work.