The Center for Global Health Equity (CGHE) is delighted to announce it is the recipient of a $4800 grant from The Margo Krasnoff Fund for Global Health and Nutrition. Dr. Kransnoff ’78 was a beloved primary care doctor at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) who sadly passed away in 2015 from an accidental fall. Family and friends are continuing her cherished interests by supporting the DHMC/Dartmouth College community in projects, research, and teaching initiatives focused on:
- the health and well-being of older adults
- medical education for learners pursuing work in primary care
- the promotion of healthy nutrition and plant-based diets
- international health promotion in developing countries
The generous grant allows CGHE to cover registration for 12 students, staff, and faculty members to participate in the virtual NNEdPro Summer School nutrition intensive sponsored by the NNEdPro Global Centre for Nutrition. NNEdPro, an acronym for Need for Nutrition Education/Innovation Programme, is an independent nonprofit social enterprise established in 2008 and headquartered at the St John’s Innovation Centre – which is part of the University of Cambridge in the UK. Its mission is “to tackle the global crisis of malnutrition (in all forms) by conducting research, delivering education in gap areas, and empowering professionals, policymakers and the public - to facilitate sustainable improvements in nutrition and health behavior, and accelerate progress towards the United Nations 2030 goals.”
The Summer School features global nutrition experts in medicine, nutrition, and academia who will present on:
- basic concepts in human nutrition
- nutrition research methods
- nutrition in disease prevention
- nutrition in healthcare
- nutrition public health and policy
Attendees in healthcare or related backgrounds have the option to undertake an assessment at the end of the course to obtain a certificate of competence in Applied Human Nutrition, accredited by the British Royal College of Physicians and the Royal Society of Biology, for continuing professional development purposes. Attendees also get free access to the 8th NNEdPro International Summit in July 2022, as well as a 1-year membership as an associate member of the International Academy of Nutrition Educators (IANE).
The Summer School convenes May 7th through June 4th in an online, blended format for self-directed learning, with live sessions occurring over the first four Saturdays in May – all lectures are recorded. Mentors will also be available throughout May in different time zones to answer questions.
CGHE is immensely grateful for the grant and is confident scholarship awardees will champion global health equity and nutrition - commemorating the legacy of Dr. Krasnoff and improving the health of those locally and globally. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is Friday, March 25, 2022 at 5:00 pm. Complete applications online at the following link: https://forms.gle/NMpG6N8Bq1eJinFS8. Email any questions about scholarships to: Center for Health Equity Center.for.Health.Equity@dartmouth.edu.
Tecla Coleman, MS, RD, MPH ‘21
CGHE Program Manager