Hemispheric and Global Initiatives

“The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do,” wrote the author Sarah Ban Breathnach.


Our faculty at the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies are equipping learners at all levels with the skills, confidence, and opportunities to become “dreamers who do,” to understand the role of health care in a wide range of environments—from the most resource-challenged, remote communities to bustling metropolitan city centers.

In an increasingly globalized context, the need is greater than ever for care providers proficient at delivering culturally tailored interventions. Local, national, and international events reinforce the call for this workforce to be capable of caring for diverse populations amid complex public health concerns. We are proud of our UM SONHS community for answering that call.

Through student exchanges, community outreach, health disparities research, and long-term initiatives such as the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centre, the SONHS is educating professionals capable of and dedicated to making the world a healthier and safer place for all.