Right now, this blog consists entirely of my ramblings. That would be fine, I guess, if I had all of the answers to the unacceptable global health disparities. Unfortunately, I don’t. So, I’m looking for co-bloggers and guest bloggers and other helpers. I think that about 8-10 people total would be ideal.
So, if you agree (or if you know someone that does) that something more must be done about the current global health situation, and if you think that a blog is a good way to share ideas, announce events, etc., email me at unacceptableglobalhealth at gmail dot com.
Ideally, my co-bloggers would need at least as much experience OR motivation as I have (not too tough). Also, at least a year commitment would be ideal. For now, my blog is directed to the LDS (MORMON) and Utah Valley, Utah communities because they are my communities.
Don’t worry. I’d be willing to change the blog background, interface, (or even the name!). My goal isn’t to create a cool blog; it’s to decrease health disparities.
Here are a few specific needs that I think could be filled:
–NGO Liaison: I envision someone contacting NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations) that are involved in global health periodically to see what projects they are involved in, what their needs are, etc. Of most interest would be NGOs that have some connection to the Mormon and/or Utah Valley communities. That summary could be posted on this blog.
–BYU and UVSC (and University of Utah?) Liaison: I believe that university students (and others their age) have much to offer global health, and I hope that this blog can serve as a way for students to learn about global health and opportunities. I envision someone volunteering as a liaison between all of the clubs (international, development, nursing, pre-med, etc) and this site. Periodic (monthly?) updates would be helpful.
–Presidential Candidate Updater: As the presidential campaigns get rolling, I think that it would be a good idea to have a summary and updates of each canidate’s positions (past and present), record, and experiences with global health. This would be an objective, non-partisan account. I’m not sure if anyone else is or will be doing this, so it might be a great opportunity. (I also don’t think that I’ll have time, so I hope someone else volunteers!)
–Computer Person: I haven’t even been able to figure out how to post pictures on this blog yet! If someone could help with making this a better looking blog, that would be great.
Again, if you’re interested, email me at unacceptableglobalhealth at gmail dot com