Sign up for an APHA pre-conference on public health communications

Public Health Communicators Workshop & Caucus

Sat, November 4, 2017

12:30 PM – 4:30 PM EDT

Public health professionals help save and improve lives every day – and we can always do a better job telling those stories so that our stakeholders and the public see public health in action. This half-day pre-conference workshop will first provide an interactive session on storytelling for action. Participants will be given tools and a framework, and finish this segment with a clear roadmap for using storytelling to drive action in their work.

Workshop Overview:

If a tree falls in the woods and nobody is there to tweet about it, did it really happen? Public health professionals help save and improve lives every day – and we can always do a better job telling those stories so that our stakeholders and the public see public health in action. This half-day pre-conference workshop will first provide an interactive session on storytelling for action. Participants will be given tools and a framework, and finish this segment with a clear roadmap for using storytelling to drive action in their work. In the second part of the workshop, a “communications caucus” format will allow participants to spend time in small groups where experts will help strategize, troubleshoot, and facilitate sharing of best practices in communications with public health professionals. This will be a highly-interactive session that is appropriate for all public health professionals interested in communications, regardless of familiarity or experience.

Objectives:

  • Identify a workshop model to leverage storytelling for action.
  • Explain how individuals can create frameworks for action-focused storytelling in their public health work.
  • Discuss and share communications practices with peers and communications experts.

Speakers:

Zack Langway, Seed Global Health

Zack Langway is a global health and development professional with deep experience in communications, digital strategy, community organizing, and issue-based advocacy. He is currently the Director of Communications at Seed Global Health. Seed’s unique Global Health Service Partnership strengthens health education and delivery in places facing a dire shortage of health professionals by building local capacity to meet long-term health care human resource needs.

Zack also serves as the Senior Manager for Social Innovation at Johnson & Johnson, a part-time position responsible for developing and stewarding experimental philanthropy activities for the Global Community Impact division.

Eric Hollister Williams, Fenton

Eric Hollister Williams is a Vice President in Fenton’s Washington, D.C. office where he leads accounts in global health, the environment, public lands, and social justice. Eric provides senior counsel to clients in areas of advocacy, strategic communications, and policy. Prior to joining Fenton, Eric worked on Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in Ohio. Eric was a foreign affairs legislative assistant for Rep. Karen Bass and also served as the Democratic staff director for the House of Representative’s subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Human Rights and International Organizations. He has worked at the social impact firm williamsworks, Physicians for Human Rights, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and APCO Worldwide. Eric went to Bowdoin College and holds an MPH from Columbia University.

Trish Garrity, Fenton

Trish Garrity is a global health and development communications professional with a specialty in advocacy, partnership management, and digital engagement. She currently works as a Senior Account Executive at Fenton, advising on digital advocacy campaigns and building communications capacity within non profits, foundations, and the private sector. Trish has worked with clients such as Johnson & Johnson, The Lancet, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Save the Children, and Girls Not Brides. Trish puts her Bachelors of Arts in International Relations from Boston University to work by sitting on the Board of H.E.L.P. International Uganda, a nonprofit school and health center for internally displaced persons in Jinja, Uganda.

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Latest issue of IH’s Section Connection now available!

Happy Fall IH members,

The latest issue of Section Connection, the IH Section quarterly e-newsletter, is now available! In this issue you’ll find information on the work the IH section has been doing to advance global health and profiles on a few of our leadership and section members.

You can find the fifth issue of the newsletter here: http://bit.ly/SectionConnection5

If you can’t access the newsletter for any reason please email Theresa Majeski, Global Health Connections Chair, at theresa.majeski@gmail.com.

Hope to see you in Atlanta!

IHSC career development webinar recording “En Route from the Ebola Tent to Congress” now available

The APHA International Health Student Committee hosted a webinar called “En Route from the Ebola Tent to Congress” on September 27, 2017 with Deborah Wilson, RN and MPH candidate at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Debbie led an interactive webinar walking attendees through a day in the life of an Ebola Treatment Center, including a bit about the political fallout upon returning to the USA, and how her experiences shifted her from direct patient care to public health policy.

If you have any questions, please email: apha.ihsc.careers@gmail.com

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!

Please share this Save the Date information for the CBPHC Pre-conference widely as well as the link to the CBPHC Pre-Conference titled:

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

Here is the link to purchase the ticket for the pre-conference that you can share.

Facebook event has been created for the workshop and will be continually updated and used as a platform for advertisement. If you are active on Facebook, please mark that you are “Going”, share the event, and invite your Facebook friends.

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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