Communities for global collaboration

Members share practical information and discuss important issues in virtual professional communities on the Global Health Delivery Online platform,

More than merely a discussion forum, each expert-led community connects people passionate about the same topic and engages them in timely discussions on critical challenges for the delivery of quality health care to all patients.

In addition to the following public communities, GHDonline hosts private communities.

Costs of Care

The Costs of Care community is a partnership between GHDonline and Costs of Care, a 501c3 nonprofit that is transforming American healthcare delivery by empowering patients and their caregivers to deflate medical bills. We see an opportunity to return $100 billion to the American people by trimming the fat out of medical bills – replacing or rejecting services that eat into our wallets without making us healthier. Visit our webpage and follow our blog. Also, follow us on Twitter @costsofcare for our latest posts.

Ebola Response

The Ebola response represents a significant delivery and public health challenge, requiring true global collaboration. In this short term community, members are encouraged to share resources, information and support to aid colleagues on the front lines in their efforts to respond to this new epidemic.

Endemic Non-Communicable Diseases

Treating endemic non-communicable diseases (NCD) is a global health priority. Members of this community share effective approaches to combating NCDs in poor populations everywhere.

Global Health Nursing & Midwifery

Nurses and midwives provide the backbone of health care delivery systems worldwide. Members of this community share experiences and exchange information in efforts to raise the standard of nursing care and training.

Global Surgery & Anesthesia

Experts in surgery and anesthesia exchange experiences, resources, and expert knowledge to promote initiatives that address the challenges of surgical care in resource-poor settings.

Health IT

The incredible potential to improve global health delivery through appropriate use of health information technology (HIT) drives discussion in this community. Members connect to learn about feasibility, planning, and implementation of a broad spectrum of HIT projects, including electronic medical record systems and mobile devices.

HIV Treatment & Prevention

Health care professionals exchange ideas and approaches for improving HIV prevention strategies, scaling up access to ARVs and increasing patient adherence and retention to treatment plans. Members discuss the plethora of related issues, describe their first-hand experience, and exchange resources and lessons learned.

Innovating Health Care Delivery

Innovative approaches to healthcare delivery are vital to increasing access, reducing costs, and improving outcomes for patients throughout the US. Join health care providers, researchers, policy advocates and entrepreneurs in discussing the many facets of health innovation, including new technologies, patient-centered innovations, payment innovations, as well as strategies for developing innovations and implementing them in practice.

Malaria Treatment & Prevention

Policymakers, national control program professionals, and practitioners problem solve and exchange best practices in this community with the goal of improving the prevention, management and treatment of malaria.

MDR-TB Treatment & Prevention

In this community, professionals share information regarding the clinical, programmatic and community-oriented aspects of early diagnosis, treatment and prevention of multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). Members also use this forum to promote universal access to quality care for MDR-TB.

Population Health

As the US health care system continues to expand access to care and provide greater emphasis on prevention, population and community health approaches become increasingly important. Join health care providers, researchers, policy advocates, community health workers, and others in discussing a range of population health topics, including care delivery in remote or rural settings, new payment models to support population health, patient-centered medical homes, the role of community health workers, and more.

Quality & Safety

As access to care expands under the Affordable Care Act, the need to ensure the delivery of high quality care grows greater every day. Join quality and safety researchers, health care providers, policy advocates and other colleagues in sharing resources and tools for quality improvement and discussing challenges and strategies for improving the provision of high quality care.

TB Infection Control

To improve and disseminate best practices for TB infection control, members draw on a diversity of backgrounds, including engineering, architecture, administration and medicine. Experts answer questions and practitioners share strategies for effective TB infection control.

Technology for Patient Engagement

The Global Health Delivery Project at Harvard University and the Commonwealth Fund have partnered to identify breakthrough opportunities with the potential to dramatically increase patient engagement through technology.

Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network

Our members seek to build a cohesive, diverse and global community to drive policy, research and social change for a healthy and equitable future. Join us in targeting the social injustice levied by non-communicable diseases (NCDs) world-wide.

“These discussions are very helpful, especially in opening the minds of people on which models work and which don't, which models are sustainable and which aren't. By exchanging knowledge and information on GHDonline, we can get the best models.”
Manzi Anatole,
Inshuti Mu Buzima, Rwanda

Why join?

Membership to the communities of the Global Health Delivery Online platform,, is made available at no cost thanks to Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Members have access to more than 30 expert moderators and to content and services like peer-reviewed discussion briefs and reviews of recent scholarly articles or a leading clinical information resource from partners, and to a team of professionals that support the GHDonline communities and platform and organize virtual expert panels with leading experts on a regular basis.

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