Child Family Health International (CFHI) Information Session for Graduate Public Health Students

CFHI provides community-based Global Health Education Programs for students and institutions. Their unique model fosters reciprocal partnerships and empowerment in local communities, transforming perspectives about self, healing and global citizenship. Students can choose from internships in 10 different countries around the world, focusing on a wide variety of public health issues, including community engagement, healthcare access, reproductive health, and disease prevention.

Their programs emphasize a model to let the world change you and encourage students to commit themselves to address disparities at home and abroad, recognize the complex determinants of health, and embrace cultural humility. Students witness the building of health systems, governmental and non-governmental collaborations, and intimate exchange between healthcare providers and patients that uncover cultural, historical, and social influences to health and healthcare. Their Theory of Change emphasizes the strengths of sustainable, local health systems, enabling public health policies and economic development to address health disparities at home and abroad.

Internships focus on a wide variety of public health focus areas and differ by location. Opportunities include community medicine, healthcare access & inequities, infectious disease prevention, and many others. During the enrollment process, students will have an opportunity to specify their areas of interest to ensure an optimal and educational experience. However, students should review the program types available in each location carefully before applying as not all locations offer every opportunity.

Open to all public health students. 

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact in advance at

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