Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO) is excited to collaborate with Frontiers in Public Health Education and Promotion on a one-time, special edition, open-access e-journal titled International Partnerships for Strengthening Health Care Workforce Capacity: Models of Collaborative Education.
Founded in 1986, HVO is a registered nonprofit dedicated to improving the availability and quality of health care through the education, training and professional development of the health workforce in resource-scarce countries. Visit www.hvousa.org to learn more about our work! HVO is sponsoring this initiative in order to showcase successful international partnerships in health care provider education with a forward look to continuing collaborations that advance health workforce capacity and population well-being.
This Research Topic seeks scholarly articles that examine educational partnerships in health care in order to analyze and discuss effective, widely applicable strategies to increase the accessibility, quality, safety and supply of health care through an improved workforce. Topics of interest include program and curriculum design, models of continuing education and professional development, innovative courses, train-the-trainer initiatives, design/implementation of updated management or clinical protocols, and other collaborative education initiatives designed to strengthen the global health workforce capacity.
In addition to all usual journal criteria for publication, editors of this special edition seek balance across specific interventions, sites, and cultural contexts. Also, stronger papers will clarify how specific experience, evidence, analysis, and conclusions might be applied in more general contexts. At the same time, candor in presenting and assessing the limitations of studies will be considered as strengths. Ideally, papers will be developed collaboratively with co-authors from institutions based in resource-scarce countries.
Submission guidelines: All article types are welcome, including original research, reviews and mini-reviews; evaluation studies; descriptive articles focused on curriculum, instruction and pedagogy; community case studies; opinion pieces, etc.
All those working in this space are welcome to participate as authors and/or reviewer editors; members of the HVO community are of course highly encouraged to contribute. HVO is sponsoring the publication of this research topic and therefore authors will not be required to cover publication fees for accepted articles.
PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHED DOCUMENT for more details and submission instructions.
Thank you and please don't hesitate to email if you have questions!
April Pinner, MSPH, RD
Health Volunteers Overseas
Link leads to: http://journal.frontiersin.org/researchtopic/4708/international-partnerships-for-strengthening-health-care-workforce-capacity-models-of-collaborative