Educational Institutions

Child Family Health International

aka CFHI

San Francisco, CA

Mission

Child Family Health International (CFHI) provides community-based Global Health Education Programs for health science students and institutions. Our unique model fosters reciprocal partnerships and empowerment in local communities - transforming perspectives about self, healing and global citizenship.

Ruling Year

1993

Principal Officer

Dr. Jessica Evert

Main Address

2369 Ocean Avenue Ste 200

San Francisco, CA 94127 USA

Keywords

Children, family, health care, international, health elective, tropical medicine, integrative medicine, nursing, medical, pre-medical, global health, study abroad, India, South Africa, Mexico, Ecuador, Amazon, women's health, global health, medical elective, traditional medicine, socially responsible, Volunteer, internship, asset based community development, medical, san francisco

EIN

94-3145385

 Number

4350215308

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Public Health Program (E70)

International Exchanges (Q23)

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Our programs

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Our Results

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Child Family Health International challenges the traditional narratives and stereotypes around impoverished settings - focusing on resourcefulness, passion, and ingenuity in settings considered poor. CFHI's goals are several fold. The first is to create life transforming global health experiences for students and trainees. We strive to do so in a way that allows students to learn from local leaders within health care systems around the world. CFHI aims to transform health science students (such as medical, nursing, dental, allied health) so they see the health disparities faced by the world and are moved to be part of the solution at home and abroad. Secondly, CFHI's goal is to support local health care workers through professional development, elevating them as experts in global health, and supporting their passion. The goal is to keep health care workers working in their own communities, and fight against forces of 'brain drain' by providing them opportunities for growth, esteem, and recognition. Thirdly, CFHI's goal is to support community health projects in the communities we work with. These are projects that stem from the passion of our local partners, help the communities where we send students, and provide health services and address social determinants of health.

Our strategies to provide transformative Global Health Education Programs include making sure students are safe and well supported while abroad, adequately prepared for the experience, and reflective about its impacts. We strategically create and maintain partnerships that allow students unique access to health systems, while ensuring appropriate ethical boundaries and not reinforcing North-South power imbalances. With regard to professional development, our strategy is to nurture the professional aspirations of our partners. The strategy behind our community health projects is to support projects which represent asset-based community development, build on existing strengths (the passion and dedication of our local partners being one key strength), as well as create projects which will be sustainable in their own right down the road so we are not breeding dependence.

Our capabilities include having over 25 programs in 7 countries. We are the largest provider of Global Health Education Programs in the US. We have a 20 year track record of partner loyalty, sustainability, program quality and safety. CFHI brings capabilities in both the best practices of international education as well as knowledge in the field of global health and development. This unique spectrum of capabilities uniquely poises CFHI to achieve its goals and make great impacts.

Indicators of success include the volume and diversity of students that CFHI educates. In addition to volume, our indicators of success include impacts reported by participants, partner satisfaction data, as well as independent studies on the impacts of CFHI programs on both participants and local communities. CFHI utilizes multiple indicators to measure success and impact-- including program performance/impacts, measurement of advocacy for ethical/just Global Health Education Programs, sound budgeting and financial sustainability, board engagement and staff satisfaction and professional development.

CFHI is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the ECOSOC of the United Nations, a role shared by only 3,000 NGOs in the entire world. We are proud of this accomplishment and continually strive to meet and exceed this reputation through two main goals.

First CFHI is meeting the demand for global health educational experiences and shaping the future healthcare workforce through programs that inspire students to better understand poverty, healthcare, and their role as professionals and global citizens. Through over 20 educational programs in 7 countries, we provide an average of 700 students each year an opportunity to learn from healthcare experts in underserved communities abroad.

Secondly CFHI funds several community health projects in our partner communities abroad every year, including some of our featured projects below.

Confronting Maternal & Infant Mortality: Midwife Training in Mexico- The training in the state of Oaxaca brought together 40 midwives from small villages who lack access to such education. In coordination with the Ministry of Health, midwives received life-saving education, community building amongst themselves, and ties with physicians.

Reaching the Unreached- provides sex education, substance abuse trainings and workshops to about 2,000 adolescents, aged between 12 and 20. Funding goes to employ a local community health worker and a local project coordinator, in addition to providing vital logistical support and outreach tools with which to attract local speakers. Accomplishments thus far include a rise in marriage age within the community, reduced teenage pregnancies, and improvement in the attendance of antenatal visits and institutional delivery.

Patti Clinic- In the foothills of Himalayas lies Patti and surrounding villages. This project treats the primary healthcare needs of 28 Himalayan villages. For many this clinic serves as the sole source of healthcare in this area, where villagers may travel 4 to 5 hours on foot seeking care. Since 1999, this project has served over 50,000 patients and in 2012 more than 4,500 people were treated at this facility.

CFHI continues to expand our reach to meet increasing student demand for health experiences in different areas of the world. We continue to innovate and fundraise in order to increase investment and support for community health projects in the areas where we work. Our track record of more than 22 years running student programs and funding health projects is a testament to our accomplishments and sustainable approach to engaging with global communities. In the future we will continue to lead the global health education field with expanded program themes highlighting the myriad of determinants of health. We would also like to leverage technology in global health engagement as a way to present global health through our partners eyes.

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Child Family Health International

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

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Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

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Yes

Organizational Demographics

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