Resources

From South Boston to South Sudan, Mass General is making a difference in our global community. The safety and security of colleagues and collaborators as they travel around the world is our first concern.

TravelSafe Program for Employees of Mass General

The TravelSafe Program aims to enhance the safety and security of employees traveling on Mass General business or working overseas.  The Center for Global Health has partnered with iJet, an industry leader in risk management and intelligence services, to provide Mass General travelers with a number of safety-enhancing benefits, including pre-trip intelligence, real-time safety advisories and alerts, a personalized travel planning website, and a dedicated hotline available 24/7 to call in the event of an emergency that occurs while traveling.

Travel Resources

  • Heading Home Healthy
    A program sponsored by Mass General and the CDC to help travelers stay healthy. Includes TRHiP, a free web-based tool to get personalized travel health advice based on CDC recommendations.
  • MGH Global Health Travel Tips and Advice November 2015
    In light of the recent global travel warning Global Disaster Response at MGH Global Health would like to remind you of some important safety advice and information for both MGH business related travel and personal travel. Please use this document as a resource.
  • PHS International Insurance Coverage
    For all international insurance coverages and related questions, please contact Ryan Wildes.
  • Mass General Travelers’ Advice and Immunization Center
    The Mass General Hospital's Travelers' Center specializes in the care of the routine adult and pediatric traveler, as well as care of the long-term, high risk, specialty, immunocompromised, pediatric or pregnant traveler.
  • Partners Healthcare Travel Central
    Travel Central is dedicated specifically to the business travel needs of Partners and consolidates any travel-related information needed by Partners employees. (Network users only)
  • CDC Travelers’ Health Center
    The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide information, based on scientific studies, disease surveillance, and best practices, to assist travelers and their health-care providers in deciding the vaccines, medications, and other measures necessary to prevent illness and injury during international travel.
  • Basic Security in the Field: Online Courses provided by the United Nations
    Online courses covering basic safety and security preparedness while working overseas, provided by the UN Department of Safety and Security. Highly recommended for anyone traveling or working internationally. Click here for instructions on how to register.
  • U.S. State Department Smart Traveler Enrollment Program
    The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service provided by the U.S. government to U.S. citizens who are traveling to, or living in, a foreign country. STEP allows you to enter information about your upcoming trip abroad so that the Department of State can better assist you in an emergency. STEP also allows Americans residing abroad to get routine information from the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.
  • World Health Organization Global Alert and Response Network
    The World Health Organization provides an integrated global alert and response system for epidemics and other public health emergencies based on strong national public health systems and capacity and an effective international system for coordinated response.
  • International Resource Center Country Profiles
    The International Resource Center compiles country profiles in an effort to assist faculty and staff that may be interested in either traveling or conducting business activities abroad.