Network Towards Unity For HealthNetwork: Towards Unity for Health (TUFH) is an international organization of academic health professions' institutions and organizations promoting equity in health through community-oriented education, research and service. Network: TUFH brings together member institutions and individuals from all over the world, including multi-professional and interprofessional health providers, academic health professionals, and stakeholders in health systems developments.
The NCRHP and the Rockford campus are full members of Network: TUFH, working to promote equity, disparity reduction, and interprofessional education and collaboration in rural communities. Dr. Karen Peters is a member of the Network: TUFH Interprofessional Education Task Force.
Dr. Michael Glasser, along with Dr. Donald Pathman, University of North Carolina, is a co-editor of the Network: TUFH journal Education for Health, a Medline indexed, open access e-journal. EfH publishes manuscripts and communications focused on:
- Community-based education of health professionals
- Integration of medicine and public health in practice and medical education
- Global health workforce issues and development
- Multidisciplinary health professions education
- Partnerships between health system stakeholders for disease prevention and control
In November 2013, NCRHP, along with Princess of Naradhiwas University (PNU) Thailand, co-hosted The Network: Towards Unity for Health pre-conference. The pre-conference entitled, "Building Health in Southeast Asia: Regional Recognition and Collaboration in Education and Research" was held in Ayutthaya, Thailand, a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage City.
The pre-conference agenda can be found here.