Develop 21st Century Leaders for Global Health

by GlobeMed


GlobeMed connects university-based chapters with grassroots organizations in one-to-one, long-term partnerships to co-develop creative solutions to health challenges. We train students to listen and respond to the real needs of partner communities, and we create spaces for grassroots leaders to build the skills and confidence to be the lead strategists in their global partnerships. The Result: a movement of 21st Century Leaders for Global Health who balance boldness with humility and compassion.
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All around the world, people continue to face barriers to achieving prosperous, healthy livelihoods. While the field of global health has allocated significant resources to decreasing these barriers, the world still faces tremendous needs. GlobeMed believes that realizing global health equity requires a shift in our collective approach to global collaboration that centers poor communities and enables local organizations to be the lead strategists and drivers of the change they want to see.


Through strategic engagement of university students and grassroots changemakers, GlobeMed partnerships provide a space for 21st Century global health leaders to learn and apply the human skills necessary to build a more effective global health workforce. Through trainings, peer-to-peer learning, and cross-cultural relationship building, we foster 6 core leadership practices among members of our network. Dig Deep | See Possibility | Grow Together | Be Bold | Follow Through | Stay Authentic

Long-Term Impact

Through involvement in GlobeMed today, thousands of university students better understand how to partner with grassroots organizations in an equitable way, preparing them to shift power and resources to communities effected by poverty throughout their careers. Simultaneously, grassroots partners are given space to build the skills necessary to be the lead strategists of their GlobeMed partnerships, and 74% report feeling more equipped to collaborate with other international partners as a result.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


2014-2015 GlobeMed Impact Report
GlobeMed Leadership Institute Video
GlobeMed Partner Forum Video

Organization Information


Location: Evanston, IL - USA
Website: http:/​/​​
Project Leader:
Alyssa Smaldino
Executive Director
Evanston, Illinois United States
$82,107 raised of $100,000 goal
903 donations
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