Asset-Based Community Development as a Strategy for Developing Local Global Health Curricula

Acad Pediatr. 2018 Jul;18(5):496-501. doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2018.02.001. Epub 2018 Feb 7.

Abstract

Background: A significant and growing proportion of US children have immigrant parents, an issue of increasing importance to pediatricians. Training globally minded pediatric residents to address health inequities related to globalization is an important reason to expand educational strategies around local global health (LGH).

Methods: We developed a curriculum in the pediatric global health residency track at the University of Wisconsin in an effort to address gaps in LGH education and to increase resident knowledge about local health disparities for global community members. This curriculum was founded in asset-based community development (ABCD), a strategy used in advocacy training but not reported in global health education.

Results: The initial curriculum outputs have provided the foundation for a longitudinal LGH curriculum and a community-academic partnership. Supported by a community partnership grant, this partnership is focused on establishing a community-based postpartum support group for local Latinos, with an emphasis on building capacity in the Latino community.

Conclusions: Aspects of this curriculum can serve other programs looking to develop LGH curricula rooted in building local partnerships and capacity using an ABCD model.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Community-Institutional Relations*
  • Curriculum
  • Education, Medical, Graduate / methods*
  • Emigrants and Immigrants
  • Family Practice / education
  • Global Health
  • Health Status Disparities
  • Hispanic Americans*
  • Humans
  • Internship and Residency*
  • Pediatrics / education
  • Program Development
  • Program Evaluation
  • Schools, Medical
  • Wisconsin