STTI Releases 2014-2017 GAPFON® Summary Report

STTI officially released its 2014-2017 summary report on the Global Advisory Panel on the Future of Nursing & Midwifery (GAPFON®). Representing the culmination of three years of STTI-led efforts, the report synthesizes data on global healthcare challenges and priority professional issues gathered at high-level meetings in each of seven global regions. STTI views the world’s 19.3 million nurses and midwives as uniquely positioned to spearhead collaboration among health professionals from every discipline, and launched GAPFON to give nurses and midwives a unified voice and vision for the future to advance global health, while simultaneously strengthening professional roles.

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What is GAPFON?

The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) convened a core panel of visionary global nurse leaders to identify global health issues that will advance global health, specifically noting those related to a voice and vision for nursing and midwifery.

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Who is GAPFON?

The core panel members, independent of the organizations they serve, are some of the world’s most prominent nursing and midwifery leaders.

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The purpose of GAPFON is to establish a voice and vision for the future of nursing and midwifery that will advance global health while simultaneously strengthening professional roles.

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GAPFON Implementation

With the initial work of GAPFON complete, attention now turns to collaboration development with Strategic Planning Partners who will have an interest in, and mission specific to, strategies within the areas of Leadership, Policy (including Regulation), Practice, Workforce, Education, and Research as they relate to global health and professional issues. (To learn more about these strategies, please see the GAPFON Summary Report linked above.)

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How can I/my organization become a Strategic Planning Partner?

Please let GAPFON know of your interest in becoming a Strategic Planning Partner by emailing Tina Darling at Sigma Theta Tau International: