CBPHC Pre-Conference – How to Achieve Real Social Change: Opportunities and Challenges for Effective Collaboration and Partnership in Community Based Primary Health Care (CBPHC), 11/2

Community Based Primary Health Care (CBPHC) Pre-Conference:
How to Achieve Real Social Change: Opportunities and Challenges for Effective Collaboration and Partnership in Community Based Primary Health Care (CBPHC)

November 2nd from 8 AM to 5 PM
Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street, Room# 120B

Are you interested in best practices for collaboration and effective partnership for social change in global health?

The CBPHC Pre-Conference is an opportunity participate with international and national experts, CHWs, program planners, policy-makers, CHW advocates, donors, and others interested in CBPHC to define effective partnering practices and collaboration strategies that support CBPHC and social change.

Dr. Carl Taylor, CBPHC pioneer, wrote in his last publication, “Real social change occurs when officials and people with relevant knowledge and resources come together with communities in joint action around mutual priorities.” Effective CBPHC is grounded in collaboration and partnering practices to achieve social change.

Last year, the Astana Declaration at the Global Conference on Primary Health Care re-affirmed the critical role that primary health care (PHC) plays to ensure that everyone everywhere is able to enjoy the highest standard of health (WHO, 2018). While PHC approach is a foundational building block for Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and reaching health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), achieving these stretch goals requires effective partnerships and collaboration in global practice.

This pre-conference sponsored by the Community-Based Primary Health Care (CBPHC) working group of the International Health Section will explore the role partnering practices play in global health. We will address the challenges inherent in diverse partnerships including power imbalances and potential tensions between community, donors, government, individuals, civil society, NGOs and universities. This participatory workshop will bring together international and national experts, CHWs, program planners, policy-makers, CHW advocates, donors, and others interested in CBPHC to define effective partnering practices and collaboration strategies that support CBPHC and social change.

Workshop Objectives:
1) Describe how four-way partnerships for sustainability function effectively to achieve universal health coverage (including the roles community, government, donors, and civil society, NGOs and Universities play)
2) Describe the potential tensions and power-privilege dynamics in diverse partnerships
3) Explain elements of effective partnering practices that support equitable collaboration

Keynotes include:

“An Ethical Lens on Collaboration in Global Practice” Dr. Jim Lavery, the Hilton Chair for Global Ethics, of Emory University
“Tools for Creating and Measuring Collaboration Globally” Dr. Nina Wallerstein, Director of the UNM Center for Participatory Research

You will be able to participate in working group discussions, and share your best practices for global health and collaboration! Cost of the workshop is $25 for students, and $35 for non-students!

TO REGISTER: Go to APHA Annual Meeting Workshops or register at APHA EventBrite

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Email the CBPHC Working Group at cbphcworkgroup@gmail.com

Hope you can come!

Laura Chanchien Parajon, MD, MPH
Chair of the CBPHC Working Group

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.