Don’t miss the Community-Based Primary Health Care Pre-Conference this year: Saturday, November 4th!

Community-Based Primary Health Care and Community Health Workers: Underfunded Afterthought or Key to Achieving Universal Health  Care? 

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In 1978 the WHO’s Declaration of Alma-Ata outlined CBPHC as the strategy for achieving universal healthcare, with health being defined as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Almost forty years later, we are far from achieving “health for all.” Despite accumulated evidence in the literature demonstrating the effectiveness of CBPHC and CHWs for increasing health equity, why is this strategy often either an underfunded afterthought, or left out to favor “sexier” vertical interventions like mosquito nets for all, or hospital care?

In this interactive workshop, participants will share their own expertise as well as develop new knowledge and understanding about issues with global experts in CBPHC and CHWs. Conference topics will include: 1) Review of the latest evidence on the effectiveness of CBPHC as a strategy to achieving health equity, 2) Debate on the pros and cons of vertical, horizontal and diagonal approaches to achieving universal health, 3) Sharing of resources for the implementation of CBPHC, 4) Case studies on effective global CBPHC programming 5)Community based participatory research (CBPR) and its relevance to CBPHC and 6) Global funding for CBPHC. This workshop is sponsored by the CBPHC working group of the international health section.

Speakers include: Stanley Foster, Henry Perry and Nina Wallerstein!

 Here is the link to the CBPHC website where you can register, share information, and put this pre-conference on your calendar for Saturday, November 4th!

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Community Based Primary Health Care and Community Health Workers: Underfunded Afterthought or Key to Achieving Universal Health Care?

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International Health Student Committee (IHSC) Career Development Webinar

Join the APHA International Health Student Committee for a Career Development webinar with Deborah Wilson, RN, and MPH candidate at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health for a discussion of her recent experiences in the Ebola “hot zone.”

September 27th, 2017 @ 5:30 pm

Click here to register. Contact – apha.ihsc.careers@gmail.com

 

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Call for applications for 2018 Public Health Fellow in Government

APHA has put out a call for applications for the 2018 Public Health Fellowship in Government. APHA is looking for candidates with strong public health credentials who wish to spend one year in Washington, D.C., working in a Congressional office (either the House or the Senate). The fellow will have the opportunity to see first hand how public policy impacts public health and to offer their public health expertise to policymakers. Fellows will have the option of serving on the personal staff of a member of Congress or a congressional committee, working on legislative and policy issues such as creating healthy communities, improving health equity, addressing environmental health concerns, population health or the social determinants of health.

Training for the fellowship will begin in January 2018 so you must be able to move to the Washington, D.C., area. The fellowship is open to all APHA members who are public health professionals including state and local health department staff, medical, nurse or public health practitioners, nongovernmental agency staff and teachers/researchers/academics who have a demonstrated interest and ability in policy. Federal employees are not eligible for this fellowship. All candidates must have a master’s degree or a doctorate (or equivalent) in public health or related discipline. In addition, all candidates must be U.S. citizens or a permanent residents. All candidates must have five years or more of professional experience in a public health setting. Internships, graduate assistantships and residencies do not count toward the five year requirement.

Fellows receive a stipend of $70,000 for the year, and an additional $10,000 is available for travel and other related costs (including moving costs and the costs of attending the APHA Annual Meeting).

Applications, additional information and brief articles from the previous fellows are available at https://www.apha.org/fellowship. The application, including a CV and three letters of recommendation, is due to APHA by August 14, 2017. For more information, contact aphafellowship@apha.org or call 202-777-2510.

New World Bank Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) – ‘From Climate Science to Action’ starting May 8, 2017

The World Bank Group is offering a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on climate change – ‘From Climate Science to Action’ – starting May 8th 2017.

The new course presents the most recent scientific evidence on climate change. It explores different strategies for low emission and climate resilient development, and provides an overview to the Paris Agreement ratification with some reflections on COP22 outcomes. Through interactive video talks, complimented with curated readings, resources and quizzes, renowned scientists and policy makers from the field will lead you through the course. An active discussion forum on the course would further enhance learning where participants get to exchange knowledge with peers from across the globe. As the course concludes, you will be invited to reflect on what you can do at the national, local, community, and individual level to limit global warming below 2°C and adapt the impacts already occurring.

You can audit video lectures and some course content for free. If you want to complete the course and earn a Course Certificate by submitting assignments for a grade, you can purchase the course for a small fee. Financial aid is available if you cannot afford the course fee.

Workload: 3-6 hours/ week

Register for this four week course here.

Professional Certificate Program: Health & Humanitarian Supply Chain Management (May 15-20)

Georgia Tech’s Center for Health and Humanitarian Services (CHHS) is offering an upcoming Professional Certificate Program in Health & Humanitarian Supply Chain Management, to be held May 15-20th, 2017 at GA Tech’s Global Learning Center. 

2017 courses include:

  • Pre-planning Strategy for Health and Humanitarian Organizations MAY 15-16
  • Tactical Decision Making in Public Health and Humanitarian Response MAY 17-18
  • Systems Operations in Health and Humanitarian Response MAY 19-20

Program overview:

The certificate program is designed for practitioners in private industry, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government, military, and others who are active participants or interested in health and humanitarian operations, including both disaster response and long-term development. The goal of the program is to enhance the knowledge and experience of participants on logistics and supply-chain topics related to a broad range of activities including preparation, response, and recovery from natural and man-made disasters as well as ongoing humanitarian crises due to war, famine, infectious diseases, and chronic health problems. Click here for a summary of the May 2016 certificate program with reviews from past participants or watch the course webinar for further details about the topics covered.

Courses include many interactive components, such as case studies, simulations and games, which help professionals to link the challenges and decision-making tradeoffs they face in everyday practice with the systematic approaches, tools, and techniques presented in the course. Upon completion of the requirements for the three courses, participants will receive an official certificate from Georgia Tech in Health & Humanitarian Supply Chain Management.

Attendees who complete the course series will be able to:

  • Provide immediate impact to their organization through knowledge gained from applied and real-world case studies Interact with others from NGOs, businesses, and/or government entities, enhancing collaboration, cooperation, and communication
  • Build a critical knowledge base to apply analytical models to aid in supply chain management decisions such as forecasting, inventory management, and distribution
  • Develop strategies for the management and allocation of scarce resources accounting for specific product characteristics and supply chain network structure
  • Deliver best-practices for improving system outcomes of humanitarian relief efforts through coordination and collaboration among strategic partners
  • Ultimately transform the humanitarian sector with increased capacity to participate in planning and strategic decision-making for effective supply chain management

Scholarships and Sponsors:

The HHS Center is fortunate to provide a limited number of scholarships for applicants from NGOs and developing countries only, which were made possible through the generosity of The UPS Foundation, Andrea L. Laliberte, and Richard E. and Charlene O. Zalesky. To apply for a scholarship for the 2017 program,  apply online here (CHHS is accepting scholarship applications beyond the 2/17 deadline, although priority will be assigned in the order they were received). If you would like to apply after the deadline, availability is not guaranteed, but you may email msmithgall@isye.gatech.edu to inquire.

To register:

Click Pre-Planning Strategy course and then add each of the other two courses in the certificate program (found on webpage at left side)to your virtual cart before payment. Please email msmithgall@isye.gatech.edu with any questions about registration. The full program is $6,000 ($2,000 per course) whereas each individual course fee is $2400 if taken separately outside of the 6-day certificate program. The program is offered once a year in May.  To sign up for all three courses and receive the discounted $6,000 rate for the full certificate program, please use this code at check-out: SCL-HHS.