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.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/543371933

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (646) 749-3112

Access Code: 543-371-933

Joining from a video-conferencing room or system?
Dial: 67.217.95.2##543371933
Cisco devices: 543371933@67.217.95.2

Event Invitation: Taking the Pulse of the Expanded Mexico City Policy, 10/19

Posted on behalf of Laura Altobelli, IH Section Chair

Here is an opportunity to hear early research findings on application of Trump’s expanded Global Gag Rule on reproductive health as well as HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis in 7 countries.

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The Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE), Human Rights Watch (HRW), and the International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) in cooperation with Senator Blumenthal and Senator Shaheen

We invite you to a briefing:

Taking the Pulse of the Expanded Mexico City Policy

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2017

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

CAPITOL VISITORS CENTER, SVC209

First St NE, Washington, D.C. 20515

Refreshments served. Space is limited. RSVP to Annerieke Smaak (asmaak@genderhealth.org).

The Trump Administration’s “Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance” policy, also known as the global gag rule, is currently due for a six-month review. This expansion and re-branding of the “Mexico City Policy” encompasses all global health assistance, including funds to fight HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis. Expert speakers will share new research findings on the early impacts of this policy in Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Swaziland, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. They will also shed light on how previous versions of the policy relate to abortion rates, maternal mortality, and other areas of global health.

Speakers:

Bergen Cooper, Director of Policy Research, Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE)

Vanessa Rios, Program Officer, International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC)

Skye Wheeler, Emergencies Researcher, Women’s Rights, Human Rights Watch (HRW)

Moderator – Nina Besser Doorley, Senior Program Officer, IWHC

CSIS Event and Virtual Webcast: Careers in Global Development, October 4th

Center for Strategic and International Studies and the Project on U.S. Leadership in Development cordially invite you to:

Careers in Global Development

To get more information and to register, click here.

Date: Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. ET

Location: CSIS Headquarters, 1616 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036

Virtual webcast available

Featuring

Gregory Gottlieb

Director of the Feinstein International Center at the Friedman School of Nutrition & Policy, Tufts University

Moderated by

Ambassador William Garvelink

Senior Adviser
Project on U.S. Leadership in Development, CSIS

“Careers in Global Development” is a monthly series featuring U.S. senior-level, multilateral and NGO officials who have worked in the field of development for at least twenty years. The series is aimed at young professionals who are interested in working in development and will include a one-hour dialogue on both the specific expertise of the speaker, as well as the career path and influences along the way. It will focus on specific areas of interest, including the role of humanitarian assistance in development and U.S. foreign policy; development as a tool to counter violent extremism; and sectoral issues such as food security, health, and education.

This session features Greg Gottlieb, recently appointed Director of the Feinstein International Center at Tufts University.  Throughout his distinguished career, Greg has worked to improve food security, humanitarian, and transition programs. Most recently Greg served as the Acting Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID/DCHA). Prior to that, he served as the Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator for DCHA. Since he began with USAID in 1988, he has held a variety of other positions, including Mission Director in Pakistan and Namibia, Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Bureau of Food Security (helping to plan and implement the Obama Administration’s Feed the Future Program), as well as posts in Malawi, Sudan, Ethiopia, and Kenya. Greg earned a bachelor’s degree from Humboldt State University, a Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School, and a Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

Please note that RSVP is NOT necessary should you be attending the virtual webcast.