The SON and UNC have had a longstanding collaboration with IntraHealth International. IntraHealth is a global health nonprofit that has worked in over 100 countries since 1979. Their goal is to improve the performance of health workers and strengthen the systems in which they work so that everyone everywhere has the health care they need to thrive.
Most recently SON and IntraHealth collaborated on the Nursing Now 3 year campaign to raise the status and profile of nursing.
SON graduate students have benefitted from this collaboration through the UNC-IntraHealth Summer Fellows Program. Students are paired with leaders at IntraHealth to learn more about specific technical areas and to gain expertise in global health issues. The fellowship culminates in a project or report presented to IntraHealth staff at the end of the summer.