2012 CBPHC Workshop: Effective Tools for Effective CBPHC (updated location)

Don’t Reinvent the Wheel, Make a Better Wheel and Move Faster!

Please join us for an exciting conference!

International Health Section’s Community-Based Primary Health Care (CBPHC) Working Group
14th Annual Pre-Conference CBPHC Workshop 2012

104.0 Workshop: Community Based Primary Health Care
Marriott Marquis (Golden Gate C2)
Saturday, October 27, 2012 – 8:30am – 5:00pm
“Effective Tools for Effective CBPHC: Don’t Reinvent the Wheel, Make a Better Wheel and Move Faster!”
Workshop Leader: Dr. Elvira Beracochea

For more information including the detailed workshop agenda: http://www.apha.org/programs/globalhealth/
For updates: https://apha.confex.com/apha/140am/webprogram/Session35927.html
To register, contact: Sandy Hoar (hoar@gwu.edu).

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN LOCATION. It is no longer at Moscone Center. It is at Marriott Marquis (Golden Gate C2)

CBPHC programs and services must deliver quality health services in the community efficiently and consistently to all, particularly the vulnerable and hard to reach. Effective tools and approaches helps CBPHC managers and health providers deliver effective and efficient services.

This year’s workshop continues a process that started with the review of CBPHC programs conducted by Dr. Henry Perry and Dr. Paul Freeman and Working Group members. It will lead to a toolkit of effective CBPHC tools for use and modification by all public health professionals in the field. The goal is to improve the effectiveness of various CBPHC programs, prevent CBPHC practitioners from reinventing the wheel and use our annual workshop to “make the wheel better!”

Dr. Elvira Beracochea, President and CEO of MIDEGO, Inc., will lead the working group and workshop. She is a public health doctor and epidemiologist with over 25 years of international experience implementing PHC programs and consulting in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. She is the author of “Health for All NOW” (MIDEGO 2007) a story about effective integrated health services, a human rights advocate and co-editor and co-author of the “Rights Based Approaches to Public Health” (Springer 2010). Dr. Elvira will discuss tools such as her “Health for All NOW” approach, Six Sigma for Global Health and Rights Based Approaches for improved effectiveness, quality and equal access.

Dr. Elvira will be aided by a team of experienced international health experts and professionals from related fields. Activities will allow the maximum networking and discussion between participants to discuss ways to use the tools presented and particularly, to maximize the development of the most important tool, that is, themselves. CBPHC is now an area with increasing prospects for young professionals. This workshop will provide skills and context for this subset of participants.

Those interested in international CBPHC are also invited to attend our business meeting on Tuesday at 6:30 pm (https://apha.confex.com/apha/140am/webprogram/Session35927.html) at the Marriott Marquis (Golden Gate C2). Experienced and young professionals are especially encouraged to attend.

To register contact: Sandy Hoar (e-mail: hoar@gwu.edu)
The only fee to pay is registration including morning coffee $35 (students $25). To facilitate planning, please register ASAP but certainly by October 20th and indicate if you will be joining us for dinner afterwards. For further information contact: Sandy Hoar, Laura Chanchien Parajon (email: lauraparajon@amoshealth.org) or Elvira Beracochea (email: elvira@midego.com).

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