Be a part of the movement!

Are you a young leader? Do you work with student leaders? Are you interested in learning from Jhpiego, experts in creating lasting, sustainable change all over the world? Do you want to be a Changemaker?

The Jhpiego Changemakers Curriculum is based on decades of successful global public health programs and methods that are Jhpiego’s hallmark. Join us to create impact in your community and abroad!

What Is Changemakers? 

Jhpiego’s Changemakers Curriculum is an opportunity for high school students to learn about international public health through Jhpiego’s unique experiences and perspectives as a global thought leader.

Changemakers’ mission is to engage students in global women’s health issues by utilizing Jhpiego’s proven methods to sustainably and holistically meet the unique challenges in the communities in which they work. Our dynamic, multi-media curriculum is rooted in Jhpiego’s decades of experience in creating successful global health programs and provides high school students the opportunity to learn these methods through project and problem-based learning. 

Curriculum Overview

The Changemakers Curriculum covers a wide array of topics informed by Jhpiego’s decades of experience advancing access, equity and awareness of women’s health globally.

Topics

  • Equity and health
  • Gender, sex and health
  • Women’s rights
  • Balance of power and women’s health
  • Empowerment of women and access to education
  • Maternal and newborn health
  • Adolescent health
  • SMART advocacy
  • Human-centered design
  • And more!

What comes with the curriculum?

  • Lessons plans, including:
    • Discussions, journaling and engagement activities
  • Access to handouts, multimedia, lesson templates, etc.
  • Steps to creating a Capstone Project leveraging Creative Activism

Outcome

Through exposure to stories that highlight the necessity of innovation and energy, the students became inspired to take action while learning the skills and tools needed to do so. Then, using Jhpiego’s efforts to make the world more equitable as a model, students took creative action to address the issues that felt most important to them.

Sarah Pope, Program Coordinator, Gore Leadership Institute at Roland Park Country School

Upon completion of the curriculum, students will understand what it takes to create and build sustainable programs with partners in low- and middle-income countries while learning about the complexities of gender as a social determinant for health. The program will equip students with design thinking skills and an understanding of Creative Activism, culminating in a student-led Capstone Project.

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