These lists could be endless, so here 3-5 is the limit!
Media, business, personal — contact me:
Twitter (Seattle-based global health) @HelenHolter LinkedIn @Helen Holter
My personal web site: http://www.HelenHolter.com
Global health video mini-lessons (quick 1:30 overviews; several are offline for updates)
Major Seattle-based Global Health Conferences/Events
Well, I think everyone’s taking a break in Seattle (catching sun?!) More likely, they’re off in other parts of the world helping those in their global health efforts. There’s not too much at the moment, so I’ll post more when things pick up or the rain begins again in Seattle.
[NOTE: For good compilations of daily and weekly Seattle-based global health events, visit University of Washington’s “This Week in Global Health,” compiled by Bobbi Nodell.]
Seattle-based Favorite Global Health Web Sites
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (Broad, deep, and very visual)
Humanosphere (Global health news and analysis, from Seattle and beyond)
Institute for Health Metrics & Evaluation (Addictive interactive data visualizations)
PATH (Compelling storytelling of their global health innovations)
University of Washington Global Health (Stunning depth: One of the world’s most comprehensive academic programs)
Washington Global Health Alliance (The global health catalyst & clearinghouse)
Favorite DVDs/Movies/Videos Viewed in My Global Health Classes
“RX for Survival: A Global Health Challenge” – superb DVD and PBS series; so easy to understand for global health beginners.
“Flow” -privatization of water and its impact on global health, economies, politics.
“Be the Change: Save a Life” – ABC News focus on global health issues & solutions.
“Life and Debt” – Globalization ramifications on Jamaica, and lessons learned.
“Living Proof” – inspiring stories of global health challenges and successes, through the Gates Foundation and One.org.
Non-Seattle-based Favorite Global Health Web Sites
Gapminder (Hands-down, the most addictive global health web site!)
Global Health Hub (Online gateway for news in global health and development)
TedXchange (Collaborative effort to share ideas in global health and development)
Worldmapper (Another global health fascinator, with maps varying by subject)
Favorite Books/Textbooks Used in My Global Health Classes
Caring for the World by Paul Drain, et al.
Global Health: An Introductory Textbook by Ann Lindstrand, et al.
House on Fire: The Fight to Eradicate Smallpox by William H. Foege, Seattle’s global-health hero
Infections & Inequalities by Paul Farmer
Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder
Pathologies of Power by Paul Farmer
Textbook of International Health, (3rd ed) by Anne-Emanuelle Birin, et al.
When Helping Hurts by Steve Corebett & Brian Fikkert (not required reading, but should be–especially for faith-based initiatives)
Free, or Nearly Free Seattle-based Global Health Seminars/Classes
Washington Global Health Alliance (WGHA) compiles a comprehensive global health events calendar; including their “Discovery Series” with global health experts, scientists, and innovators.
PATH offers events ranging from community coffees to back-door science lab tours and lectures.
University of Washington Global Health Department hosts lectures and events on an almost-daily basis, compiled on its “This Week in Global Health” page, edited by Bobbi Nodell. Several undergrad/grad global health seminars are open to the public, such as the Friday brown-bag lunch seminar I regularly attend.
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) hosts researchers and experts for public lectures on global health topics ranging from infectious disease in Uganda to sustainable emergency plans in low-income countries.
Seattle Biomedical Research Institute has both community and scientific events, with a popular global infectious disease seminar series on Mondays.