GHCI seeks to address the need for diversity in the global health arena through its signature capacity-building diversity pipeline program, PART. Leveraging partnerships with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), PART’s goal is to increase the number of racial & ethnic minority students and researchers to participate in global health internships abroad.
Through GHCI's CEO & President Rick Copeland's past role as Chief Marketing Officer for Varitech, the following was accomplished:
- 4 global health internships offered to HBCUs
- 2 North Carolina Central University student internships in Capetown, South Africa
- Establishment of 13 working relationships with HBCUs in North Carolina and Virginia
Partnership Access Research Training
Leveraging GHCI's senior leadership team's international experiences and robust connection within the global health sector, GHCI will develop:
- Partnership Agreements with HBCUs, Predominately White Institutions (PWIs), & Minority-Serving Institutions
- Science Technology Engineering & Math (STEM) Programs & Career Days with public schools
- Diversity Pipeline Talent Programs with Government, NGOs, and Corporations focused on STEM fields
- Memorandums of Understanding with organizations for global service learning opportunities
- Reach One Teach One Professional Student Mentoring Programs
- Global Connections - Doctor to Doctor International Outreach Initiative
- GHCI Student Ambassador’s Program, Staying Connected.