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CORE Group works to fulfill our vision oby working with its 50+ member organizations and network of partners to generate collaborative action and learning to improve and expand community-focused public health practices for underserved populations around the world. We believe in a world of healthy communities, where no woman or child dies of preventable causes. CORE Group makes a difference both as an independent not-for-profit organization and as the home of the Community Health Network.

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  • First we’ll take a moment to consider the very rationale for CORE’s existence. We’ll start simple with the rationale for CORE Group’s very existence. The shapes within the United States represent our diverse membership of US non-profit organizations
  • The three driving forces that together make up the field of international development—none expendable, yet often weakly linked.
  • 62% decrease in under five deaths in Sofala Province and 42% reduction in U5MR in Gaza Province, Mozambique. $305 per Life Saved in FH’s current CG project.  The Diffusion of Innovation grants that paid for documentation and a CG manual.  Add that more than 10 years ago only 2 PVOs were using the model. 
  • CORE Group Overview

    1. 1. CORE Group Overview<br />
    2. 2. CORE Group generates collaborative action and learning to improve and expand community-focused public health practices for underserved populations around the world.<br />
    3. 3. Life without CORE Group<br />The American people want to help…<br />U.S. NGOs respond.<br />
    4. 4. Life with CORE Group<br />The realities of the field<br />Stronger approaches, tools, joint training,<br />run programs together <br />CORE network collaboration makes resources go further, and work better.<br />
    5. 5. What brings CORE members together?<br />Our similarities.<br /> We all…<br /> Support health programs for underserved people in other <br /> countries, especially women and children <br /> Focus on community approaches with local partners <br /> Put our hearts “into the field” <br /> Measure our impact<br /> And then, our diversity helps us help each other. <br /> We differ by…<br /> Vision and mission<br /> Size<br /> U.S. location <br /> Age of organization <br /> Funding sources <br /> Technical approaches<br />
    6. 6. New in 2011: <br />Now there are three ways to join our <br />Community Health Network<br />
    7. 7. 1. Member Organization<br />Non-profit, citizen supported<br />Community-focused work<br />Application process<br />One-year “courting period”<br />Active participation required<br />Members support staff time for involvement<br />
    8. 8. 2011: NEW categories for participation<br />2. Associate Organization: Addressing community health issues, but not necessarily non-profit and/or citizen supported. E.g. academia, cooperating agencies, professional associations, advocacy groups, private sector<br /> 3. Individual Associate: Community health professional not employed by org. eligible for NGO membership, e.g. consultant, staff of other organization<br />
    9. 9. Who are our members?<br />Adventist Development and Relief Agency ~ Africare ~ African Medical and Research Foundation ~ Aga Khan Foundation ~ AME-SADA ~ ACDI/VOCA ~ American India Foundation ~ American Red Cross ~ American Refugee Committee ~ CARE International ~ Catholic Medical Mission Board ~ Catholic Relief Services ~ ChildFund International ~ Christian Reformed World Relief Committee ~Concern Worldwide ~ Counterpart International ~ Curamericas Global, Inc. ~ Episcopal Relief and Development ~Food for the Hungry ~ Freedom from Hunger ~ Future Generations ~ Global Health Action ~ Haitian Health Foundation ~ Health Alliance International ~ HealthRight International ~ Helen Keller International ~ <br />more…<br />
    10. 10. More members…<br />Hesperian Foundation ~ HOPE Worldwide ~ IMA World Health ~Institute for OneWorld Health ~ International Medical Corps ~International Relief and Development ~ International Rescue Committee ~International Youth Foundation ~La Leche League International ~ Medical Care Development International ~ Medical Teams International ~Mercy Corps ~ Partners for Development ~ PATH ~ Pathfinder International ~ Physicians for Peace ~ Plan International ~ Population Services International ~ PCI ~ Project HOPE ~ Relief International ~ Samaritan’s Purse ~ Salvation Army World Service ~ Save the Children ~ WellShare International ˜ White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood ~ World Connect ~ World Concern Development Organization ~World Lung Foundation ~ World Relief ~World Vision<br />
    11. 11. Associate Organizations<br />Boston University Center for Global Health and Development<br />American College of Nurse-Midwives<br />Institute of Reproductive Health, Georgetown University<br />International Union Against Tuberculosis & Lung Disease (The Union)<br />Women’s Refugee Commission<br />
    12. 12. The “Community Health” Approach<br />Why is it the missing piece of the health system puzzle?<br />Hard for government to reach (end of the line)<br />Entails complex, in-depth effort, often difficult conditions<br />Hope held out for short cuts<br />Can be ignored<br />Why is it necessary?<br />Most “health care” takes place at home, in community<br />May be the only way to reach some populations<br />Potential for deep-rooted, lasting change<br />Millennium Development Goals: 4, 5, 6, 8<br />
    13. 13. How do we advance Community Health?<br />CORE catalyzes action and collaboration in the field.<br />Inform research agenda, <br />provide links to field.<br />Share the vivid realities.<br />CORE <br />Group<br />Assure critical, timely <br />resources & policies. <br />Support evidence base, ideas<br />Framework: Irene Tinker<br />
    14. 14. Focus areas / Communities of Practice<br />Specific health foci<br />Maternal health incl. reproductive health/family planning<br />Newborn, infant and child health<br />Nutrition<br />Infectious diseases:Malaria, Pneumonia, Diarrhea, HIV/AIDS, TB,Pandemic Influenza, others<br />Cross-cutting<br />Social and Behavior Change<br />Monitoring and Evaluation<br />Knowledge Management<br />Network Strengthening<br />mHealth (mobile technologies for health)<br />Community Health Systems<br />Sustainability<br />
    15. 15. How CORE Group advances community health worldwide<br />CORE Group advances community health in partnership with:<br /><ul><li>Members and Associates working in 180 countries
    16. 16. Donors
    17. 17. Universities
    18. 18. Advocates
    19. 19. Multilaterals
    20. 20. Global Alliances
    21. 21. Country partners
    22. 22. Governments
    23. 23. Private sector
    24. 24. Other organizations </li></ul> (health, educ., agric, etc.)<br /><ul><li> Networks</li></ul>Global Policy and Advocacy<br />Global Health Program Initiatives<br />CORE Group’s <br />Community Health Network<br />Technical <br />Working<br />Groups<br />Practitioner<br />Academy<br />Diffusion of Innovations<br />
    25. 25. CORE Group’s Global Health Program Initiatives<br />Promotion of Nutrition in the Community Context<br />Including active membership in the Thousand Days Partnership to Scale-Up Nutrition. <br />2. Strengthening Community Mother-Child Care<br />Preparing communities and households for safe motherhood and healthy newborns.<br />3. Scale-up of Community Case Management of Sick Children<br />Scaling up locally-based diagnosis and treatment in partnership with families and communities.<br />4. Assuring Integrated Prevention and Care for Infectious Diseases<br /> Enabling community-oriented, integrated care for people with multiple illnesses.<br />Strategic Approaches within each Initiative:<br /><ul><li> Global and country partnerships
    26. 26. Social and behavioral change
    27. 27. “Community health systems” strengthening
    28. 28. Evidence-based development/ implementation research
    29. 29. Advocacy and global learning</li></li></ul><li> CORE Group Products<br />Widely Disseminated & Used <br />Barrier Analysis (discovering what blocks change)<br />Care Groups (community organizing for health)<br />Case Studies (education on the realities of the field)<br />Community-Integrated Mgmnt of Childhood Illnesses (C-IMCI) <br />Community-based Family Planning Curriculum <br />Community-based Tuberculosis Programming Guidance<br />
    30. 30. CORE Group Products<br />Widely Disseminated & Used <br />Designing for Behavior Change Curriculum<br />Lot Quality Assurance Sampling (monitoring tool)<br />Positive Deviance / Hearth (for malnutrition) <br />Partnership-Driven Quality (building community connections)<br />Pandemic Curriculum for Community/District Emergency Preparedness and Response <br />
    31. 31. CORE Group Products<br />Recently Developed<br /><ul><li>Nutrition Program Design Assistant (choosing the right intervention)
    32. 32. Essential Nutrition Actions (key messages for communities)
    33. 33. Community Case Management of Sick Children: Guide and Graphic
    34. 34. Guidance on Equity (making sure a program reaches everyone)
    35. 35. Home-based Actions for Newborn Care
    36. 36. Helping Babies Breathe Guide (saving lives during the first minute of life)</li></li></ul><li> CORE Group Country-level Activities<br />Polio Secretariats & Subgrants: Angola, Ethiopia, India, Nepal, Sudan<br />Malaria Secretariats: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia<br />Pan Flu Preparedness Planning (with IFRC): Bangladesh, Egypt, Ethiopia, Honduras, Nepal, Uganda<br />Regional Workshops and Trainings: Worldwide<br />Collaboration Grants: Benin, Cambodia, Haiti, Rwanda <br />
    37. 37. CORE Group National Efforts<br />Polio Secretariats & <br />Human Pandemic Preparedness Project<br />Nat’l models created & adapted in each country<br />Coordination, collaboration including governments, int’l & in-country NGOs, others<br />Technical leadership & application<br />Conceptual frameworks/thought leadership<br />Practical tools, solutions for implementation at national, district & community levels<br />Subgrants to NGO members to apply, refine solutions<br />Global and nat’l dissemination through extensive networks<br />
    38. 38. From innovation in the field…<br />Policy Impact:<br />USAID (CSHGP, FFP), UNICEF now support Care Group approach<br />World Relief creates Care Group Model. WR/Food for the Hungry pioneer model in Mozambique<br />M & E data -> <br /> Model works!<br />Donor support<br />Johns Hopkins University input<br />42%<br />U5MR, 682lives saved <br />CORE Group involves many organizations to create “How To” tools, collect impact data, define approach, influence policy. This increases awareness, interest, understanding, quality, replicability, credibility and buy-in. <br />Others adopt the Model <br />WR refines, expands use of the Model; publishes<br />FH adapts, expands use of the Model (CS, Title II)<br />Higher reduction in under-five mortality then average<br />Others adopt the Model<br />Others adopt the Model <br />… to LARGE SCALE IMPACT<br />
    39. 39. Ten years ago, 2 NGOs using approach—now 19 NGOs, 30 projects, 14 countries<br />Care Group model featured in UNICEF’s 2008 State of the World’s Children Report. <br />Care Group approach used in $70 million USAID I-LIFE project in Malawi.<br />GOMoz has shown interest in scale-up for use with health extension workers.<br />Website with training tools<br />
    40. 40. What makes CORE Group unique?<br />CORE Group<br />55+ members synergize to advance the field of community health programming, building on evidence-based experience.<br />Members: Technical staff<br />Practitioner Academy<br />Product, program development<br />Interaction<br />300+ orgs. working on disaster relief, refugee assistance, sustainable development, health, agriculture, etc.<br />Global Health Council<br />500+ organizations, 5000 individuals as advocacy voice targeting legislators, global policymakers, field programs, and more.<br />CEOs, Exec. Directors<br />High level int’l policy forums<br />Development of org. standards<br />Best practices<br />Focus on “Hill” Health Advocacy, Policy<br />All aspects of health, all levels<br />
    41. 41. CORE Group’s role in Global Health<br />Progress in global health…<br />Demands collaboration between government and <br />non-governmentalactors<br />Calls for coordination at the national, intermediate and community levels<br />Requires a robust response to areas that have been neglected, such as child and maternal mortality, and strengthening comprehensive primary health care.<br />--Global Health Recommendations 2009: PIH, Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Center, Physicians for Human Rights, HAI, RESULTS and Action Aid <br />
    42. 42. CORE Group External Evaluation (2009)<br />“CORE Group’s development and dissemination of specialized tools and resources for:<br />strengthening health systems, <br />developing and standardizing effective behavior change strategies, <br />mobilizing communities and <br />monitoring programs <br /> have grown tremendously, and are rated highly by members, academics, cooperating agencies, and consultants.”<br />--External evaluation <br />Full text at<br />
    43. 43. Members view CORE Group as <br />“dynamic, friendly, and technically relevant, with a practical community-level focus.”<br />--External evaluation <br />
    44. 44. To what end?<br />
    45. 45. CORE Group increases <br />the ease and pace of <br />community health practitioners’ impact in the field.<br />
    46. 46. CORE Group generates collaborative action and learning to improve and expand community-focused public health practicesfor underserved populations around the world.<br />
    47. 47. As a collaborative body, we are always interested in new partnerships for community health.<br /><br /><br />