Upcoming conferences: New Frontiers in Global Health Leadership Conference and World Health Care Networks (WHCN) Conference

NEW FRONTIERS IN GLOBAL HEALTH LEADERSHIP: Building Strong Health Systems to Respond to Non-Communicable Diseases

Register Online at: http://ghi.arizona.edu/reg_elp

Partners:  The Global Health Institute at Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health University of Arizona, Tohono O’odham Dept of Health & Human Resources, the US-México Border Health Commission and the Arizona Public Health Training Center

Where: Tohono O’odham Nation and The University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, Tucson
When: March 28 – April 1, 2012
What: This 5-day Forum features presentations by global experts and global and local case studies of working models in NCDs prevention and health systems strengthening, including; quality assurance, health work force development, integration and health information systems & referral.  Delegates will apply the local and global best practices & evidence during facilitated small group discussions. Site visits show-casing NCD prevention & care models will take place each day. Transportation will be provided. A professional training toolkit with all instructional content will be disseminated following the Forum.
Who: Public health policy makers, program managers, community health clinic coordinators, health systems managers, work force development specialists, community health workers & leaders

Speakers: Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, 17th Surgeon General of the United States and Distinguished Professor, University of Arizona, Richard Smith, Director, UnitedHealth Group & former editor British Medical Journal, Gene Bukhman, MD, PhD Harvard Medical School, Director, Program in Global Non-Communicable Disease and Social Change & Partners In Health, Catalina Denman Champion, PhD, former President, El Colegio de Sonora, James Hopkins, LL.M./ITP, UA College of Law, Neeraj Kak, PhD, URC – University Research Co., LLC, Francisco Garcia, MD, MPH, Director, University of Arizona’s National Center of Excellent in Women’s Health, Susan Kunz, MPH Mariposa Community Health Center, Martha Moore-Monroy, MA Pima County REACH, and the Tohono O’odham Nation Leadership.

Special Attractions: Located 70 miles from the U.S.-Mexico border, surrounded by Native American lands, and hosting the largest proportion of Peace Corps graduates; Tucson, The University of Arizona & Tohono O’odham Nation provide an appropriate site for the study of global & local, as well as understanding the role of culture and community in integrated prevention and health systems. Delegates will be welcomed at the Tohono O’odham Nation Cultural Center & Museum at the foot of the sacred Baboquivari Peak near the U.S.-Mexico border.

Early Registration Rate of $400 extended until February 29, 2012. Registration includes lunches, receptions, transportation to TO Nation and site visits. Rate increases by $50 thereafter and ends March 15, 2012. (Please contact KAHeckert, PhD, Forum Chair about limited partial scholarships at kheckert@email.arizona.edu.)

CONTACT US: Global Health Institute & Health Promotion Sciences Division,
Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, The University of Arizona
(+1) (520) 626-3877

Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, www.publichealth.arizona.edu
Tohono O’odham Nation (www.tonation-nsn.gov) and the Tucson Convention & Visitors Bureau (http://www.visittucson.org/


The Australian General Practice Network (AGPN) is hosting the second biennial World Health Care Networks (WHCN) Conference in 2012. WHCN was founded by the AGPN and General Practice New Zealand (GPNZ) in 2010 in recognition of the role that clinically–led and organised general practice and primary health care plays in health planning, resource allocation and health system development more broadly.

The 2012 Conference will explore how health care networks are forming and maturing and, more importantly, the integrative and coordinating roles and functions they fulfill in creating a well-developed primary health care system.

WHCN 2012 fuses health and social care policy, research, program implementation and service development to explore the value of networks at the micro, ‘meso’ and macro levels. The Conference will examine the capacity of networks in improving health service delivery and outcomes; attracting health system managers, researchers, policy makers and clinical and community leaders from around the world.

Keynote speakers include:

• Professor Jan De Maeseneer (Belgium)
• Dr Brian Evoy (Canada)
• Professor Helen Keleher (Australia)
• Dr Judith Smith (UK)
• Professor Philip Davies (Australia)
• Dr Jason Cheah (Singapore)
• Dr Johnny Marshall (UK)
• Ms Fiona Thomson (New Zealand)
• Dr Emil Djakic (Australia)
• Dr Bev O’Keefe (New Zealand)
• Mr Mark Boutros (US)

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