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We have the knowledge. We have the science. We have the people. But somehow we don't make the impact and that's the issue!
Government departments and agencies and academic bodies — including the World Health Organization (WHO) — often call on her to speak and consult on many issues surrounding nursing, health human resources, leadership, and health-care policy. She established the first WHO Collaborating Centre for Leadership Development in a hospital environment, which brought together nurse executives — from the Caribbean, Israel, Eastern Europe and Africa — to learn more about their role in leading a facility’s nursing services. She has also been a consultant on nursing projects in Israel, China, the Barbados, the British Virgin Islands, Hungary, Poland and the United States.
As NIGH’s executive coordinator and website developer, Dr. Beck is a multi-media communications strategist currently focused on the mobilization of public opinion and advocacy to increase concern for global health issues. In these roles, she develops online feature articles, videos and photo-essays — coordinating with nurses, midwives, students and media professionals alike.
She is now aiming to empower and engage nurses, midwives and related students across the world to share their stories and their concerns with everybody else. Championing this ideas, Dr. Beck is developing — with NIGH's growing grassroots-to-global team — a participatory worldwide wave of media about how health and all the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals are achieved. Mobilizing public opinion to care is a critical factor in achieving a better world.