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USA-349 [AMRO]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing Human Resources Development and Patient Safety

Director / Head: 
  Dean Anne E. Norris
  Dr. Johis Ortega




Institution:
  School of Nursing and Health Studies
  University of Miami
Address:
  PO Box 248153
  FL 33124-3850
  Florida
Town:
  Miami
Country:
  USA
Region:
  AMRO
Phone:
  +1 305-284-2107
Fax:
  +1 305-667-3787
Web Site:
  www.miami.edu/sonhs
Date of Designation:
  08/Oct/2008
Last Redesignation:
  08/Oct/2016
Expiry:
  08/Oct/2020
Terms of Reference:
  1. To collaborate with PAHO/WHO to develop and strengthen nursing education and nursing leadership competencies in the regions of the Americas, with a focus on curriculum development in nursing and patient safety 
  2. To collaborate with PAHO/WHO in the dissemination of critical information and the sharing of knowledge regarding patient safety to enhance nursing workforce development and technical expertise  
  3. Collaborate with PAHO/WHO to develop and strengthen multi-center projects with a focus on nursing workforce development, patient safety, and health disparities. 
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Subjects:
  1. Nursing 
  2. Patient safety 
  3. Health promotion & education 
Types of activity:
  1. Training and education 
  2. Information dissemination 
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WHO Outputs:
  Ower: 10.9 - Technical support provided to Member States, with a focus on those facing severe health-workforce difficulties in order to improve the production, distribution, skill mix and retention of the health workforce.
  Ower: 10.8 - Health-workforce information and knowledge base strengthened, and country capacities for policy analysis, planning, implementation, information-sharing and research built up.
 
Responsible Officer:
  CASSIANI Silvia
Phone:
  +1 43048
Email:
  cassianis@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  COMETTO Giorgio
Phone:
  +41 22 791 2795
Email:
  comettog@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork