My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Global Health Action, Inc., Decatur, GA, USA
Global Health Action, a non-profit global health and development organization recognizes that authentic health transformation of any person or situation requires unique educational programs that include leadership, management, and individual self-development and community engagement. I have served GHA in many roles since its inception in 1972. As a professional Mental Health Nurse, I provided basic communication and leadership courses for nurses in the USA classrooms. In the beginning years, GHA was known as INSA and provided core principles for international nurses only. After 5 years, I was invited to be a Board member to evaluate the effectiveness of the programs and heard the call of our graduates to bring the impactful programs to their home countries to train all health care providers. The name was changed to communicate more accurately our commitment…Global Health Action, )GHA). As traveling faculty, I, along with other committed faculty, traveled to Africa, Haiti, Jamaica, India, the Solomon Islands and China to bring this transformational light to thousands of now graduates. With a philosophy that every community and culture required its own unique approach and that the participants would know and use local resources and approaches, the health care participants designed and produced programs that improved the health and quality of life in their local communities. GHA has provided its special programs to health care professionals in almost 100 countries. Maintaining possibility and a results-focused approach in the midst of pain, suffering and hopelessness has brought what many would consider remarkable, even miraculous changes in lives around the world. After 20 years as Board Member involved in program development and training, I know the work of GHA personally and professionally. As a front line observer, I saw the dramtic changes in life-saving, disease diminishing, leadership development in the lowest of positions that altered the health of communities. Never in my many years of experience with many non-profit organizations have I ever known or engaged in and organization or work that has done more with less, an organization that has repeatedly kept its administrative overhead to a minimum and has given the tools and training for personal and community transformation to 10’s of thousands of people. Sometimes visions get lost in the politics of position, politics and money. GHA came from a vision of heart and soul and aligned that vision with a commitment of action and financial participation which lives loudly and brightly throughout the world…in the under-served communities often overlooked…providing innovative health education and leadership development that will last long beyond the people who made it all possible. GHA allowed me to live out my mission and dreams and be transformed in the process. To continue to acknowledge and support GHA is as natural as breathing.
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