STTI's Global Initiatives

Enhancing STTI's global reach, impact, and participation within the global healthcare community.

In pursuit of this purpose, Global Initiatives will focus on five key strategies:


Global Expansion
By establishing a regional presence in targeted areas, STTI will engage more  audiences  that can support expansion of the organization, identify   potential  partners, and pursue  opportunities to host programs and events in   collaboration  with mission-related global  meetings in various regions. 

The Global Advisory Panel on the Future of Nursing & Midwifery (GAPFON) was convened by STTI to bring together global nurse and midwife leaders in a collaborative effort to address global healthcare challenges – specifically those that hinge on nurses and midwives for success. GAPFON seeks to participate in and influence health policy, leadership and practice, education, and the global health agenda; provide evidence on the value of nursing and midwifery; and advance toward achieving global healthcare for all.

 peopleicon Relationship Building - STTI will establish and build relationships with key   government, healthcare, and education leaders in global regions to support the mission of the organization. STTI was granted U.N. Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) consultative status and will work to support the global Sustainable Development Goals. STTI will continue to engage with other global organizations and societies, such as the World Health Organization and others provided below, in efforts that support STTI's mission.
 engagementicon Member Engagement - STTI will work closely with members around the world to identify current and prospective opportunities to develop and/or engage in various programs and events related to leadership, education, scholarship, policy, practice, and service.

Member Growth -To support member growth, STTI will develop a global and dynamic  educational standards and equivalencies database to support the establishment of  developing honor societies and enhance the engagement of new members worldwide.


Access the following materials, produced in collaboration with nursing organizations worldwide

Alliances and Partnerships 

World Health Organization - The United Nations specialized agency for health which strives for attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Health is defined in WHO's Constitution as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.

The United Nations - An organization that strives to maintain international peace and security; to develop friendly relations among nations based on respect for the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples; to cooperate in solving international economic, social, cultural and humanitarian problems and in promoting respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms; and to be a center for harmonizing the actions of nations in attaining these ends.

Pan American Health Organization - An international public health agency with 100 years of experience in working to improve health and living standards of the countries of the Americas. It serves as the specialized organization for health of the Inter-American system and as Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization.

Canadian Nurses Association - A federation of 11 provincial and territorial registered nurses associations representing more than 126,000 Canadian registered nurses. CNA is the national professional voice of Registered Nurses, supporting them in their practice and advocating for healthy public policy and a quality, publicly funded, not-for-profit health system.

International Council of Nurses - A federation of national nurses’ associations (NNAs), representing nurses in more than 128 countries. ICN works to ensure quality nursing care for all, sound health policies globally, the advancement of nursing knowledge and the presence worldwide of a respected nursing profession and a competent and satisfied nursing workforce.

The Joanna Briggs Institute - An international Research and Development Unit of Royal Adelaide Hospital, and an Affiliated Institute of the University of Adelaide. Provides a collaborative approach to the evaluation of evidence based research derived from a diverse range of sources, and the translation, transfer and utilization of the "best available" evidence into health care practice.

American International Health Alliance - Advances global health through volunteer-driven partnerships and programs that mobilize communities to better address health care priorities, while improving productivity and quality of care.

Plexus Institute - The Institute’s mission is to foster the health of individuals, families, communities, organizations and our natural environment by helping people use concepts emerging from the new science of complexity.


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