is an online platform for the philanthropic work of the Ulrich and Ruth Frank Foundation for International Health (The Frank Foundation). The mission of the Frank Foundation is to democratize education globally and to improve the health and well-being of humanity and the planet. The Frank Foundation promotes research and development of knowledge assets that contribute to solving global challenges related to human and planetary health and education and supports efforts to advance education for all to help people build better lives.

Date de démarrage du projet : 07/01/2001

Pays de déploiement : Cameroun Canada Congo (la République démocratique du) États-Unis d'Amérique (les) Guadeloupe Inde Kenya Martinique Soudan (le) Trinité et Tobago

Thèmes de santé ciblés

  • Santé maternelle et infantile
  • Soins de santé primaire
  • Nutrition
  • Malaria/paludisme
  • Maladies infectieuses
  • Santé sexuelle et reproductive
  • Accès aux médicaments de qualité/ pharmacie
  • Vaccination
  • Maladies chroniques
  • Maladies cardiovasculaires
  • Cancer
  • Santé orale
  • Dermatologie
  • Santé mentale
  • Ophtalmologie
  • Urgences

Champs d'application

  • Formation des professionnels de santé
  • Télémédecine (diagnostic et consultations à distance)
  • Information, éducation et changement des comportements (IECC)

Stade de développement

  • Projet en routine / en exploitation

Méthodes de financement

  • Public (Subvention, Appel à projets/Appel d'offre,...)
  • Privé (Investisseurs privés, Crowdfunding, Mécénat, ...)
  • ONG
  • Agence gouvernementale (ex
  • Agence intergouvernementale/internationale

Zone où le projet est utilisé

  • Internationale (dans plusieurs pays)

Modèles économiques

  • Revenus générés par les bénéficiaires
  • Revenus générés par les professionnels/ structures de santé
  • Subventions
  • Dons

Public ciblé

  • Professionnels et structures de santé (hôpitaux, centres et postes de santé, réseaux de santé, ...)
  • Famille/Entourage des patients

Objectifs du projet

  • Diminution de la mortalité
  • Diminution de la morbidité
  • Diminution de la souffrance
  • Amélioration de la prise en charge
  • Autre (préciser)

Matériels utilisés

  • Téléphone portable / mobile
  • Smartphone
  • Tablette
  • Ordinateur
  • Objets connectés

Technologies utilisées

  • Télécommunication mobile (sans connexion des données)
  • Internet
  • Application mobile (Android, iOS, Windows Phone, HTML5, ...)

À propos du porteur (a learning portal at the Frank Foundation invented to help democratize education in 2001) aims to educate and improve the capacity of the health workforce. Learners from every country and through over 2,100 universities and Institutions have accessed courses for free! Our courses span from undergraduate-level pre-health sciences, nursing, and community health worker training through medical and public health graduate training, medical residency programs, and continuing medical education.

We offer health sciences courses with free certificates, including courses for physicians and other health providers, curricula for nurses and Graduate Medical Education. We have also created a free full curriculum for a Master’s Degree in Public Health, and an independent learning community at Public Health U to facilitate public health learners from a variety of settings worldwide. This public health training includes curricular threading related to substance use disorders and mental health issues in every course and offers a first-of-its-kind concentration, An Interdisciplinary Concentration in Substance Use Disorders, Mental Health, and Equity in Health and Healthcare. University partners who are currently piloting’s free graduate-level public health courses have enrolled medical students while at Public Health U, practicing physicians and other health workers study while continuing to work and treat thousands of patients around the world every year.

Our learning platform is not simply a cluster of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), but expertly-created, competency-based courses that are cost-free, advertisement-free, barrier-free, and carbon-free. This free model has been successfully tested in North American medical and public health arenas with students, and with community health workers and primary care physicians in Kenya and in India – showing identical knowledge gain with greater student satisfaction compared to traditional courses and positive effects on complex health worker behaviors (like counseling) and attitudes (like stigma). Our model also facilitates the creation of a global community of learning and practice.

Our funders and partners include CDCHarvardNATOStanford, and WHO; we are an initiative created by the Ulrich and Ruth Frank Foundation for International Health. works to create courses, curricula, and programs to train physicians and their teams to prevent and treat substance use disorders. Every course invites the learner to consider related addiction and mental health issues because substance use disorders affect 1 in 7 people, are caused by multiple factors, and create health concerns for the individual, family, and community. Bringing awareness and training to all physicians and their teams regarding the need to assess, prevent, treat, and refer those who experience substance use disorders increases the number of people who receive help for substance use disorders and reduces stigma among health professionals so patients get the care they need.

Physicians and physicians in training, along with other prescribers (e.g., physicians’ assistants, nurse practitioners) — including students, alumni, and staff through more than 100 US medical schools and 140 US universities — have registered for courses with Many learning communities adopt materials, and we have the privilege of assisting professors from around the world as they adapt the courses to their students’ unique learning environments. provides quality courses that other learning communities build upon, decreasing costs for students and learning communities to increase the numbers of physicians and other health workers and contribute to improved learning and health equity for all.

Our volunteer subject matter experts, course developers, advisory groups, mentors, and the millions of experts who have generously shared their learning resources online are providing this unprecedented opportunity for globally transforming health education. Please get in touch with us here or browse our available courses.

Secteur : Organisationnel (Collectivités, ONG, Associations, Fondations, ...)

Pays d'origine : États-Unis d'Amérique (les)

Contact : Site du porteur Site internet du projet

Utilisation hors ligne


Open source


Open data


Évaluation indépendante

Oui, une auto-évaluation ou une évaluation par un organisme solidaire/connexe


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    Organisationnel (Collectivités, ONG, Associations, Fondations, ...)

  • Organization of Eastern Caribbean States

    Organisationnel (Collectivités, ONG, Associations, Fondations, ...)

  • European Lifestyle Medicine Organization

    Sanitaire (Professionnels et structures de santé)

  • Institute of Lifestyle Medicine at Harvard

    Académiques (Universités, Laboratoires de recherche, ...)