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HPRT engages in capacity building activities for those involved in the health and mental health recovery of traumatized persons across the world.

  1. HPRT trained health and mental health care providers who are emerging leaders in their respective countries.  Trainees were from Macedonia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Cambodia, Rwanda, Uganda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Peru.
  2. HPRT along with the Italian government, World Bank, and the US National Institute of Health initiated in November 2007 the first global certificate training called Global Mental Health: Trauma and Recovery. This six month blended learning course (2 weeks on-site in Italy and 5 months online) is taught by distinguished international faculty from Harvard, Karolinska Institutet, University of New South Wales (Australia), Istituto Superiore di Sanita, and Yale University. The first three years of training have resulted in 150 alumni who are health and mental health practitioners, human rights workers, and policy planners working in over 40 countries. The Harvard Medical School Department of Continuing Medical Education awards 140 units of CME to trainees who successfully complete the program.

Donors to HPRT have included:

Amnesty International

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Bank of Boston

Boston Foundation

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Cornerstone Foundation

Digital Corporation

Episcopal Church of Boston

Fidelity Trust

Fogarty International – National Center Institute of Health

Ford Foundation

Hyams Foundation

Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership

Japanese International Development Agency (JICA)

Lotus Foundation

MacIntosh Foundation

Massachusetts Department of Mental Health

National Institute of Mental Health

Nippon Foundation

Open Society Fund for Bosnia-Herzegovina/ Soros Foundation

Permanent Charity Funds of Boston

Peter C. Alderman Foundation

Pew Charitable Trusts

United States Agency of International Development

U.S. Fulbright Commission

U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA)

World Bank