Collaboration with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) / World Health Organization (WHO)
Because of its leadership and commitment to international activities, the Department of Family and Community Medicine has been invited by the World Health Organization to submit a proposal for becoming a WHO Collaborating Center for Family and Community Medicine, especially in the areas of primary care training, research and professional development.
The focus of the center will be on providing opportunities for faculty development and teaching of primary care and family medicine, improving the processes of primary health care through the Family Health Model, and measuring, documenting and improving the outcomes of primary health care.
The World Health Organization consistently seeks dedicated individuals for its employment opportunities worldwide. For more information on such opportunities, visit the WHO Employment Site.
The Baylor Department of Family and Community Medicine has also been commissioned by the Pan American Health Organization to conduct a survey on the status of family health and family medicine in the region of the Americas. The results of the survey will provide critical information and analysis to PAHO / WHO to assist in the formulation of a regional initiative aimed at strengthening the practice of family health through the development of qualified professionals.