IH Section Webinar 8/20: Insights from Managing a Health Systems Development Program (HSDP) Grant

Dr. Iyabo Obsanjo, the Co-Director for African Development at the College of William and Mary will discuss her involvement with a World Bank-funded Health System Development Project in Ogun State, Nigeria. She’ll share what worked and what didn’t from her perspective as the Commissioner for Health, in addition to describing areas where Health System development funding is lacking.

Date: Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Time: 11 AM – 12 PM ET

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This webinar is hosted by the APHA IH Section’s Health Systems Strengthening Group. The objective of the working group is to provide a venue for interested global health professionals to learn about systems sciences, collaborate around research and practice activities, and advocate for increased consideration of system sciences in education, practice, policy and evaluation for strengthening health systems. We welcome interested members (APHA membership is not a prerequisite) with expertise and/or interests in applying systems thinking approaches and methods to strengthen health systems, in both developing and developed countries. 

Find out more about the Health Systems Strengthening Group  

Malaria SBC Evidence Discussion Webinar: Prescriber and Patient Interventions, 8/6

How can research findings inform and improve social and behavior change (SBC) programs? What questions can SBC practitioners keep in mind to help sift through research, interpret publications, and apply lessons learned? Join Breakthrough ACTION for the third in a series of online guided discussions following a journal club format about malaria SBC evidence on August 6, 2019, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (EDT). More information about the article and how you can prepare for and participate in the online discussion is found below.

Featured presenter

Dr. Clare Chandler, Co-director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Antimicrobial Resistance Centre

About the article

In the article Prescriber and patient-oriented behavioural interventions to improve use of malaria rapid diagnostic tests in Tanzania: facility-based cluster randomised trial, the impact of a health worker training and health worker patient-oriented training were compared with the standard government training on rapid diagnostic tests. This facility-based cluster randomized trial demonstrated that a combination of prescriber and patient behavioral interventions can reduce prescription of antimalarials to patients without malaria to near zero. Small group training with SMS messaging was associated with a significant and sustained improvement in prescriber adherence to rapid diagnostic test results.

Preparing for the discussion

Download and read the article.
Download and use the Discussion Guide, which has questions to consider as you read and to help you follow along during the webinar discussion.

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Webinar and Discussion Series: Malaria Social and Behavior Change Evidence Discussion – Mobilization and Supportive Supervision

How can research findings inform and improve social and behavior change (SBC) programs? What questions can SBC practitioners keep in mind to help sift through research, interpret publications, and apply lessons learned? Join Breakthrough ACTION for the second in a series of online guided discussions following a “journal club” format about malaria SBC evidence on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 10 a.m. (EST). More information about the article and how you can prepare for and participate in the online discussion is found below.

Featured presenter

  • Dr. Ashis Das, Public Health Specialist, World Bank

About the article

In the article Strengthening malaria service delivery through supportive supervision and community mobilization in an endemic Indian setting: an evaluation of nested delivery models, the impact of community mobilization and community mobilization combined with supportive supervision were compared with routine government malaria prevention and control activities. This randomized control study found that bothcommunity mobilization and community mobilization combined with supportive supervision improved a number of community preventive and care-seeking behaviors for malaria.

Preparing for the discussion

Download the article and the Discussion Guide, which has questions to guide your reading and to help you follow along during the online discussion.

Click here to register to attend.

Preparing for the Health Effects of Drought: California Climate Action Team Public Health Workgroup Meeting on 2/4

Event Date & Time:

Monday, February 4, 2019 – 10:00am to 4:00pm

Pacific Time

CalEPA Headquarters, Sacramento, CA

Please join the California Department of Public Health, the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC) for a workshop on Preparing for the Health Effects of Drought: A Workshop for Public Health Professionals and Partners. This workshop is hosted by the California Department of Public Health as part of the California Climate Action Team Public Health Workgroup meeting series and will take place at the CalEPA headquarters in Sacramento, CA with webinar participation available.

The morning session will be an informational and educational session for public health professionals on the health impacts of drought, and drought projections, with a focus on California. The afternoon will be a facilitated session by NDMC to help participants better understand and use a new CDC National Center for Environmental Health resource guide called Preparing for the Health Effects of Drought: A Resource Guide for Public Health Professionals.

Local health department staff and partners are particularly encouraged to attend, to hear tips and lessons learned from California health departments that have responded to severe drought.

The entire workshop will be shared via webinar, but we encourage in person participation, when possible, to get the most out of the facilitated learning.

Agenda (draft) available here: https://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/ab32publichealth/meetings/meetings.htm

Register to attend here: https://cpaess.ucar.edu/forms/preparing-health-effects-drought-california-2019

Webex webinar option – register by clicking herehttps://cdph-conf.webex.com/cdph-conf/onstage/g.php?MTID=ef6d7ecb278ccd899bf962522b9c8b926

For more details, please contact: Amanda Sheffield (amsheffield@ucsd.edu)or Dan Woo (daniel.woo@cdph.ca.gov).

US Climate Health Alliance (USCHA) Webinar – State Renewable Energy Policy

As part of the State Policy Initiative, USCHA is working to organize a series of webinars on important state climate policy topics (e.g. renewable energy, transportation, etc.) over the coming months. These webinars will offer an opportunity to learn more about state policies on each topic, discuss the health connections/implications of these policies, offer examples of what health professionals have done in their states, and provide an opportunity for folks to ask questions and share information. The hope is that these webinars will serve as another resource for you as you work to bring the health voice to state climate policy conversations.

Please join us for the first of these webinars on Wednesday, November 1 from 12:00 – 1:00 PST (see below for other time zones). The webinar will focus on state renewable energy policy. Speakers will include:

Laura Wisland, Union of Concerned Scientists
Dr. Linda Rudolph, Center for Climate Change and Health
Dr. Barbara Warren, Physicians for Social Responsibility – Arizona

The webinar/call-in info is below.

Sincerely,

USCHA Staff

 

USCHA Webinar – State Renewable Energy Policy
Wed, Nov 1, 2017 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PDT/3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST/2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CST

Please join then meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
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United States: +1 (646) 749-3112

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