The Allies Program, which was formally established in 2007, provides opportunities for CHOP employees to use their expertise to work on specific global health projects both in Philadelphia (e.g. including remote support for clinical services in the Dominican Republic) and on-site abroad. Twice per year (typically June and November), the Global Health Center recruits a group of about 5-6 CHOP employees to travel to the Dominican Republic for one week to work with local health promoters and nurses, preparing lessons and activities in the months leading up to the trip.
Allies projects are based on community and program needs, and are uniquely adapted for each trip. A typical Global Health Allies trip may include:
- Developing educational resources for medical staff
- Giving informal lessons to Dominican community health promoters
- Participating in health fairs for community members
This is a benefit offered to CHOP employees of any job function who have been employed at CHOP for at least 18 months and whose skills are needed at our partner sites. Selected applicants will not have to use PPL, and will have their travel expenses covered.
Ideal candidates possess some combination of the following skills and experiences: experience with community-based education, comfort working in a resource limited setting, embodiment of CHOP Global Health Center’s ethic, and Spanish language skills.
Questions? Contact the Global Health Center online.