The Global Health Delivery Summer Intensive (GHDI) Program is a non-degree program offered during the first summer session at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH).
GHDI is intended for mid-career global health professionals who seek training in global health delivery concepts and skills. Participants take three courses: Epidemiologic Methods for Global Health (EPI505), a case-based Introduction to Global Health Care Delivery (GHP532), and Value-Based Management in Global Health Care Delivery (GHP555). These three courses are also part of a new, separate Master of Medical Sciences in Global Health Care Delivery (MMSc-GHD) degree-program offered through Harvard Medical School.
During GHDI, students also utilize a platform of expert-led communities, Global Health Delivery Online (GHDonline), to connect and collaborate with other health care implementers working to improve the delivery of health care.
“I could think of no better program to yield insight for global health practitioners that need to operate across the spectrum from clinical care to programmatic design to organizational development.”
Goals and Purpose
Despite significant new global health resources, delivering effective interventions to patients who need them remains one of the greatest hurdles facing medicine and public health. To bridge the gap between knowledge and practice in global health, the Global Health Delivery (GHD) Project at Harvard aims to systematize the study of health care delivery and stimulate collaboration among educators, researchers, stakeholders, and implementers. The GHD Summer Intensive is one of GHD’s efforts to expand the educational opportunities in global health delivery, and to convene a new cadre of health professionals trained in the major concepts and skills in delivering value-based health care within their own contexts.
Major Areas of Focus/Program Topics
- Epidemiologic Methods
- Applications of Biostatistics
- Principles of Health Care Delivery in Resource-Poor Settings
- Decision-Making Skills in the Context of Politics, Economics, and Health
- Specific Global Health Issues and Scenarios
- Care Delivery Value Chains
- Leadership and Conflict Management Strategies
- Structuring Incentives
- Program Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation