Open Dialogue: A Civic Duty to Promote Public Health

Open dialogue is a cornerstone of building trust and understanding as it provides a platform to share perspectives, exchange ideas, and bridge differences. For Héctor Abad Gómez, a prominent Colombian medical doctor, university professor, and human rights activist, creating a space to expand Colombia’s political and social discourse beyond the dominant voices of his time, … Continue reading Open Dialogue: A Civic Duty to Promote Public Health

An Interview with Advisory Board Member Barbara P. Bush

We are pleased to welcome Barbara Pierce Bush, the CEO and co-founder of the Global Health Corps (GHC), a global leadership development organization focused on health equity, to Open Hands Initiative’s (OHI) Advisory Board.  Through GHC, Barbara has built a global community of nearly 600 young leaders, representing 30 countries and a wide range of expertise, … Continue reading An Interview with Advisory Board Member Barbara P. Bush

Planning for a Post-Conflict Colombia: Emerging Public Health Leaders Develop Health Interventions for IDPs

This post first appeared on the Huffington Post. Fifty-five years ago this week, braving the cold winds of a winter’s January, U.S. President John F. Kennedy delivered his inaugural address imparting upon the American people words still true today: “In your hands, my fellow citizens, more than mine, will rest the final success or failure … Continue reading Planning for a Post-Conflict Colombia: Emerging Public Health Leaders Develop Health Interventions for IDPs

Health Diplomacy: A Step Towards Peace

This post first appeared on the Huffington Post. Following the attacks in Paris late last year, Somali-British poet Warsan Shire’s poem, What they did yesterday afternoon, flooded the Internet in response. The poem read: later that night i held an atlas in my lap ran my fingers across the whole world and whispered where does … Continue reading Health Diplomacy: A Step Towards Peace