UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, SCHOOL OF NURSING, OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Clinical Training in Health Promotion Nursing

DIRECTOR

Jody R. Lori

DEPUTY DIRECTOR

Megan Eagle

STAFF

Rebecca Fritts

TERMS OF REFERENCE

Collaborate with WHO/PAHO to disseminate/share critical information and connect and systematize experiences and good practices of health promotion.

Collaborate with WHO/PAHO to build nursing and local institutional capacity to implement and evaluate individual, family, and community health promotion interventions.

Collaborate with WHO/PAHO to strengthen nursing /midwifery and local health services education and practice in health promotion.

Collaborate with WHO/PAHO to develop and support nurses’ capacity to conduct and implement research on health promotion.

This institution is a member of the
WHOCC MIDWIFERY NETWORK

MIDWIFERY NETWORK WORK PLAN 2016 - 2020

University of Michigan Collaborating Centre is working with the Faculty of Nursing Science of the Episcopal University of Haiti (FSIL), located in Leogane, Haiti on implementing a master’s degree program in midwifery to educate bachelors prepared nurses in midwifery with a goal that these professionals will serve as maternal infant/health providers, leaders, and faculty across the nation of Haiti. The program will meet the Master’s Essentials for a Masters of Science in Nursing and the International Confederation of Midwives Competencies for Midwifery Education.  

University of Michigan Collaborating Center responded to a request from WHO Technical Officer, Midwifery, MCA Dept. & Office of Chief Nurse, WHO HQ, Geneva to head a WHO Technical Working Group (TAG) to review the final draft of a new antenatal care course developed for the AFRO region based on the 2016 WHO Antenatal Care Guidelines. Volunteers from 10 WHO Collaborating Centers for Nursing and Midwifery were organized to evaluate the 14 session curriculum and provide general feedback on each of the sessions developed using a structured format to examine session content within the context of the current evidence and supporting documents from WHO.

ANNUAL REPORT 2019

University of Michigan School of Nursing Celebrating 22 Years as a PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centre

    • Our collaborating center continues to develop periodic webinars on issues related to health promotion and chronic disease management. The webinars have been accessed by 300 people in over 15 countries. University of Michigan School of Nursing(UMSN) has played an active role in the Advisory Committee to the Maternal Health Strengthening in Latin America and the Caribbean Project. Clinical instructor and University of Michigan, School of Nursing, PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center Deputy Director, Megan Eagle delivered 3 lectures on HIV, WHO STI treatment guidelines and Zika virus as part of the training course on the Campus Virtual de Salud Publica for the country level trainers.
    • For the third consecutive year, in collaboration with the Collaborating Center at the University of the West Indies, Carol Boyd, PhD and Marie-Anne Rosemberg PhD will provide workshops on research and evidence based practice for nurse researchers and clinicians from the West Indies.
    • Amby Gallagher, PhD and colleagues published the findings from the survey of PAHO Collaborating Centers working in Haiti.
    • In fall 2018, University of Michigan Collaborating Center responded to a request from WHO Technical Officer, Midwifery, MCA Dept. & Office of Chief Nurse, WHO HQ, Geneva to head a WHO Technical Working Group (TAG) to review the final draft of a new antenatal care course developed for the AFRO region based on the 2016 WHO Antenatal Care Guidelines. We organized volunteers from 10 WHO Collaborating Centers for Nursing and Midwifery to evaluate the 14 Session curriculum and provide general feedback on each of the sessions developed using a structured format that examines the content within the context of the current evidence and supporting documents from WHO.
    • Gallagher NA, Eagle M, Sarkar N, Cassiani S, Lori J. (2019). Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Centers in Nursing and Midwifery in Haiti. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2019;43:e30. https://doi.org/10.26633/RPSP.2019.30
    • In May we will host our 2nd Summer Institute on Global Reproductive and Sexual Health, with a 2 day conference on gender based violence and sexual coercion globally followed by a 5 day intensive workshop on designing and evaluating interventions to improve sexual and reproductive health. We will have participants from at least seven countries, including Chile, Brazil, Thailand, Ethiopia and Mongolia.

University of Michigan School of Nursing continues to work with WHO in Peru and Armenia to test a brief sexual health intervention to be delivered by health workers. Over the past year we have developed intervention manuals, study protocols, research instruments and received WHO and local IRB approvals. We have ongoing research collaborations on the adaptation of Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment to address adolescent substance use in Brazil and the United States. Our D-32 training program on Chronic Disease continues to mentor early career nurse- researchers from Thailand.