General Global Health Leadership Information
Diversity & Participation
"Only through broad and sustained efforts to create a shared future, based upon our common humanity in all its diversity, can globalization be made fully inclusive and equitable," world leaders stated as they unanimously adopted a "United Nations Millennium Declaration" at the conclusion of their Millennium Summit on 8 September 2000.
Equitable access to needed resources for women, children and people of all racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds is an urgent and challenging need, and it is among the foci of the Millennium Development Goals. Around the globe, gender, age, race, physical disability, chronic illness and ethnic or religious affiliations exclude millions of individuals. The efforts toward full-inclusion must be united, but by necessity the steps must take place one person at a time.
Global Health Leadership at the College of Nursing promotes diversity and participation both domestically and internationally, with a focus on primary healthcare nursing. This priority is reflected in the institutions with which the College of Nursing collaborates, the populations its programs serve, and its goal of supporting nurses of all backgrounds. Criteria for PHC include: equity, accessibility, acceptability, availability of resources, social participation, intersectoral community action, cultural sensitivity, and essential health areas.