In 2005, Senator Frist put forth a Global Health Corps Act to assist in improving the health, welfare, and development of communities in foreign countries and regions through the provision of health care personnel, items, and related services to promote US public diplomacy matching the needs of communities with the services available through the Global Health Corps.

Legislation for Global Health Care Act of 2005

Floor Statement Remarks to the President.

Letter to the U.S. Senate, Toolbox, American Interest, 2005. 

Corps Diplomacy, National Review, 2006.

Medicine as a Currency for Peace through Global Health Diplomacy, Yale Policy and Law Review 2007

Recommended Articles and Speeches on Health Diplomacy

Tommy G. Thompson, Former Health and Human Services Secretary and Chairman of the Deloitte center for Health Solutions, "The Cure for Tyranny," The Boston Globe, October 24, 2005.

Michael Leavitt, Former Health and Human Services Secretary, "Increased Role of Health Diplomay in U.S. Foreign Policy," CSIS--Washington D.C., December 12, 2008.  

Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, Landon Lecture (Kansas State University), November 26, 2007.

World Health Organization, Bulletin, Vol. 85, Number 3, March 2007, 161-244. Various articles.

David Broder, "Diplomacy that Heals," Washington Post, January 15, 2009.

Rear Admiral Susan Blumenthal, M.D. (ret.) and Elise Schlissel, Health Diplomacy: A Prescription for Peace, The Huffington Post, November 19, 2007.