2012 CBPHC Workshop: Effective Tools for Effective CBPHC (updated location)

Don’t Reinvent the Wheel, Make a Better Wheel and Move Faster!

Please join us for an exciting conference!

International Health Section’s Community-Based Primary Health Care (CBPHC) Working Group
14th Annual Pre-Conference CBPHC Workshop 2012

104.0 Workshop: Community Based Primary Health Care
Marriott Marquis (Golden Gate C2)
Saturday, October 27, 2012 – 8:30am – 5:00pm
“Effective Tools for Effective CBPHC: Don’t Reinvent the Wheel, Make a Better Wheel and Move Faster!”
Workshop Leader: Dr. Elvira Beracochea

For more information including the detailed workshop agenda: http://www.apha.org/programs/globalhealth/
For updates: https://apha.confex.com/apha/140am/webprogram/Session35927.html
To register, contact: Sandy Hoar (hoar@gwu.edu).

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN LOCATION. It is no longer at Moscone Center. It is at Marriott Marquis (Golden Gate C2)

CBPHC programs and services must deliver quality health services in the community efficiently and consistently to all, particularly the vulnerable and hard to reach. Effective tools and approaches helps CBPHC managers and health providers deliver effective and efficient services.

This year’s workshop continues a process that started with the review of CBPHC programs conducted by Dr. Henry Perry and Dr. Paul Freeman and Working Group members. It will lead to a toolkit of effective CBPHC tools for use and modification by all public health professionals in the field. The goal is to improve the effectiveness of various CBPHC programs, prevent CBPHC practitioners from reinventing the wheel and use our annual workshop to “make the wheel better!”

Dr. Elvira Beracochea, President and CEO of MIDEGO, Inc., will lead the working group and workshop. She is a public health doctor and epidemiologist with over 25 years of international experience implementing PHC programs and consulting in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. She is the author of “Health for All NOW” (MIDEGO 2007) a story about effective integrated health services, a human rights advocate and co-editor and co-author of the “Rights Based Approaches to Public Health” (Springer 2010). Dr. Elvira will discuss tools such as her “Health for All NOW” approach, Six Sigma for Global Health and Rights Based Approaches for improved effectiveness, quality and equal access.

Dr. Elvira will be aided by a team of experienced international health experts and professionals from related fields. Activities will allow the maximum networking and discussion between participants to discuss ways to use the tools presented and particularly, to maximize the development of the most important tool, that is, themselves. CBPHC is now an area with increasing prospects for young professionals. This workshop will provide skills and context for this subset of participants.

Those interested in international CBPHC are also invited to attend our business meeting on Tuesday at 6:30 pm (https://apha.confex.com/apha/140am/webprogram/Session35927.html) at the Marriott Marquis (Golden Gate C2). Experienced and young professionals are especially encouraged to attend.

To register contact: Sandy Hoar (e-mail: hoar@gwu.edu)
The only fee to pay is registration including morning coffee $35 (students $25). To facilitate planning, please register ASAP but certainly by October 20th and indicate if you will be joining us for dinner afterwards. For further information contact: Sandy Hoar, Laura Chanchien Parajon (email: lauraparajon@amoshealth.org) or Elvira Beracochea (email: elvira@midego.com).

IH Website Updates

More great word from our excellent Advocacy/Policy Committee! On March 5, 2012, the Advocacy/Policy Committee sent, via APHA, a letter to Secretary Clinton regarding Syria and the US reactions to those events. You can read the letter sent in response from Robert Ford, US Ambassador to Syria, here.

For all you CBPHC fans and working group members out there, the report and associated documents have been posted to the IH website. You can access them (in PDF format) on the CBPHC-WG site here.

The Christian Connections in International Health (CCIH) 26th Annual Conference will be held this year in Arlington, VA on June 8-11, 2012. For more information, please visit the conference website.

Extra spots available for the CBPHC Workshop at the annual meeting!

From the Community-Based Primary Health Care Working Group Chair, Dr. Paul Freeman:

The location for for CBPHC-WG workshop on Community Health Workers, to be held at the Annual Meeting on October 29th, has been changed from WCC Room 204A to ROOM 152B to accommodate all who want to come. If you are interested in signing up for this workshop, please contact Paul Freeman at freeman.p.a@att.net or Sandy Hoar at npaseh@gwumc.edu.

See you there!

Community Health Workers: What needs to be done to help these vital workers to be most effective and sustainable? (CBPHC Workshop)

Updated September 10: Below, please find the announcement for the Community-Based Primary Health Care Working Group’s annual workshop. The CBPHC-WG holds this workshop each year on Saturday before APHA’s annual meeting in October/November.

Community Health Workers: What needs to be done to help these vital workers to be most effective and sustainable?

Community-Based Primary Health Care (CBPHC) Working Group
13th Annual Pre-APHA Annual Conference Workshop
Washington DC Convention Center Room WCC 204A
Saturday, October 29, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Currently there is an emphasis on mobilizing community health workers as part of strengthening health services in developing countries in an attempt to help them better meet their health Millennium Development Goals. However, the mobilization of CHWs is not a new approach in itself. Anyone who has worked in developing countries for several years can relate stories about projects that included CHWs that did not motivate CHWs to practice well enough for long enough to produce sustained outcomes. What can we do now so that we can maximize the possibility of success of current projects in this regard?

This workshop is being facilitated through the collaboration of John Snow Incorporated and the CBPHC Working group. Through presentations from current experts from MCHIP and other experienced health practitioners, we will deal with the focal question of this workshop and grapple with current solutions. Workshop presentations will cover key interventions underway through the USAID Health Care Improvement Project, recommendations coming from the Earth Institute One Million Community Health Workers Technical Advisory Committee, recent findings concerning worker motivation and experience from a good cross section of JSI and NGO field practitioners.

Key presenters include Steve Hodgins, Serge Raharison, Ram Shestra and Leban Tsuma from MCHIP; Mary Carnell from JSI; Mary Anne Mercer from University of Washington; and Dory Storms and Henry Perry from Johns Hopkins University. The CORE group and NGOs are well represented through presentations by experienced experts such as Karen LeBan, Judy Lewis, Tom
Davis, Damaris Batista, Laura Altobelli and Connie Gates. Discussion and dialogue both in small and large group sessions specifically designed to stimulate input from participants will be a key part of our program. So please join us for a day of interesting, informative and enlivening discussion. REGISTER EARLY to not miss out.

To register contact: Sandy Hoar, Assistant Clinical Professor of Healthcare Sciences and Global Health, George Washington University (npaseh@gwumc.edu). Please put “CBPHC” in your e-mail heading. The only fee is $25 ($20 for students), payable at the door. To facilitate planning, please
register ASAP (the deadline is October 22nd)
and indicate if you will
be joining us for dinner afterwards at your own expense. For further
information contact: Sandy Hoar or Paul Freeman (freeman.p.a@att.net), Chairman of the IH Section’s CBPHC-WG.