State of core_Karen LeBan_10.14.11


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  • 2009-1135 © 2008 Virginia Lamprecht, Courtesy of PhotoshareA health worker weighs an infant at a nutrition center while checking the child's health card at the Kitabi Health Center in Rwanda. 2008Child, Child Health, Child Health Services, Clinic Visits, Clinics, Health Personnel, Health Services, Child Nutrition1800 x 2700 pixels (6 x 9 inches at 300 dpi)
  • The one year courting period remains an important way to help applicants understand if there is a good fit between their organization and CORE.
  • We are so pleased to see that the associate organization option has been a successful way of partnering more formally with organizations that don’t meet the member criteria outlined in our bylaws (particularly the 501c3 status and the substantial citizen support clauses. We’re also pleased by the response from individuals. All of our individual associates have two reference checks so we can vouch for their quality and commitment to community health.
  • Here are a few highlights of the fruits of our working group s over the past year. As you can see we made substantial progress on program learning about integration, CHWs, iCCM, equity, SBC, and pediatric and community-based TB. We also drafted new tools including ENA, newborn home package, and a family planning SBC curriculum. And, we engaged in policy dialogue with RBM, SUN and Stop TB to promote a community health agenda.
  • In FY11, CORE Staff spent a lot of effort on communications and we finally engaged with social media platforms. We continued our popular m-health listserv and partnered with different organizations on m-health proposals as a center for program learning. We launched the TOPS Food Security and Nutrition Network and held the first regional meeting in Mozambique. Some people said that it was the first participative workshop of this kind. We moved forward our collective thinking on the key components of an effective community health system.
  • Community Health SystemsQuote on this slide and next from focus group discussion with village elders:Tindana, PO, Rozmovits, L., Boulanger, R et al. 2011. Aligning Community Engagement with Traditional Structures in Global Health Research: A Case from Northern Nigeria. Health Policy and Ethics Vol 101, No 10, 1857-1867
  • Community Health Systems paper recommends a greater focus on understanding and measuring social capital within communities and as between communities and health facilities.Social capital is defined as the bonds between similar people and the bridges between diverse people, with norms of reciprocity. Higher social capital levels are associated with better health and nutrition.
  • In FY12 we will continue with many of our core activities such as our on-line and in person meetings. We will continue with program learning around community health systems and CHWs, collaborating with MCHIP to develop a chapter for a CHW journal supplement; maternal newborn care ; iCCM; Anemia and Family Planning Integration. We’ll continue with tool development for equity measurement; host trainings on ENA, and engage in global policy for a.
  • In addition, we’re pushing forward on some new directions. We hope to find funding for an launch a sustainability initiative with CEDARS; develop the Food Security and Nutrition Network in countries and regions; and launch a new phase of our practitioner academy with a community health study tour to Jamkhed, India (please see our flyer) and other skill building workshops such as AI.
  • How will do this? We will do this through partnerships, some we already have and some we hope to develop. Our key sources of revenue for FY12 is listed above.
  • State of core_Karen LeBan_10.14.11

    1. 1. ANNUAL FALL MEETINGOctober 13-14, 2011 Windows of Opportunityfor Health and Well-Being
    2. 2. Our Mission To foster collaborative action and learning to improve and expand community-focused public health practices with a lens on underserved children, women and communities in low and middle income countries.
    3. 3. 57 MembersACDI/VOCA Mercy Corps Freedom from Hunger Partners for DevelopmentAdventist Development and Relief Agency Future Generations PATHAfricare Global Health Action Pathfinder Int.African Medical and Research Haitian Health Foundation Physicians for Peace Foundation (AMREF) Health Alliance International PLAN InternationalAga Khan Foundation HealthRight International Population Services InternationalAmerican India Foundation Helen Keller International PCIAmerican Red Cross Hesperian Foundation Project HOPEAmerican Refugee Committee Int. HOPE Worldwide Relief InternationalAME - SADA IMA World Health Salvation Army World ServiceCARE International Institute for One World Health *Samaritan’s PurseCatholic Medical Mission Board (International Aid) Save the ChildrenCatholic Relief Services International Medical Corps WellShare InternationalChildFund International International Relief and White Ribbon Alliance for SafeChristian Reformed World Relief Development Motherhood Committee International Rescue Committee *World Concern DevelopmentConcern Worldwide International Youth Foundation OrgCounterpart International La Leche League International World ConnectCuramericas Global, Inc. (MAP International) World Lung FoundationEpiscopal Relief and Development Medical Care Development Int. (World Neighbors)Food for the Hungry Medical Teams International World Relief World Vision
    4. 4. New MembersMember Elections Applicants in “One Year (10/2011) Courting Period” Project C.U.R.E • Axios Foundation • Operation Smile • Partners in Health • Grandmothers Project • Handicap International • GOAL
    5. 5. New AssociatesAssociate Organizations Individual Associates• American College of Nurse Midwives • Anne Wilson• Boston University Center for Global • Bonnie Kittle Health and Development • Devasena Gnanashanmugan• Institute for Reproductive Health – • Grace Kreulen Georgetown University • Jean Capps• IntraHealth International • Judiann McNulty• International Union Against TB and • Kenneth Muko Lung Disease• Women’s Refugee Commission • Kyung Endres • Leonara Nyawata • Lori Dostal • Paul Freeman • Ruth Hope • Sandra Wilcox • Yatzaira Marcano
    6. 6. FY11 Working Group Highlights• HIV/AIDS MCH and HIV/AIDS Integration, focus on spring/fall meetings• CCH CHWs at Scale and Care Groups Technical Advisory Group Meetings (with MCHIP)• Malaria: CCM TAG / RBM Partnership Board Case Management Working Group (with CCH and MCHIP)• M&E Equity Guidance (with MCHIP)• Nutrition: Essential Nutrition Actions (with HKI, JSI, FANTA, WHO) ; Participation in Scaling-Up Nutrition Global Taskforce• SBC: Book reviews; Designing for Behavior Change TOT (with TOPS/Agriculture)• SMRH: Saving Newborn Lives at Home Package (with MCHIP/SNL/ACNM); Family Planning SBC Curriculum• TB Pediatric TB; WHO Consultation on CSO Involvement in TB
    7. 7. FY11 CORE Staff Highlights• COMMUNICATIONS: Website Upgrade; Equity Video; What is CORE Group narrated presentation; Social media, New CORE Communications Associate (Natalie Neumann); Atlas Corps Fellow (Becky Nerima)• Mobile Health Coordination and Proposal Development• TOPS / Food Security and Nutrition Network: 1st regional meeting in Mozambique September 2011• Community Health Systems Discussion PaperLeadership of a Neutral Space that Promotes Coordination and Partnership Development
    8. 8. “There is a saying that a stranger has eyes but cannot see.”
    9. 9. Green shapesand arrowsrepresent socialcapital “…that is why it is good to see the chief to introduce you to the community.”
    10. 10. FY12 Major Activities• Spring and Fall Meetings• Community Health Systems : Guide• Community Health Workers : Journal Supplement• Equity M&E Tools: Community of Practice• Essential Nutrition Actions : TOT• Multi-sectoral Approach to Combat Anemia : TAG• Maternal Newborn Care : Program learning• iCCM : Program learning• New TB Technical Reference Materials (with WHO)• Family Planning Integration : Program learning• Policy Meetings: TB, SUN, RBM
    11. 11. FY12 New DirectionsSustainability InitiativeTOPS / Food Security and Nutrition Network • Regional Meeting (spring) • US Meeting (fall) • WebsitePractitioner Academy • Jamkhed, India (January 2012) • Appreciative Inquiry for Health Systems Strengthening (TBD)
    12. 12. FY12 Funding Situation • Partnership will continue through MCHIP – Program Learning Functions will continue with focus on Maternal Newborn Care, iCCM, and Equity • Ongoing partnership with Flexible Fund through World Learning grant on Family Planning Integration through June 2012 • Ongoing partnership with World Vision to support Polio Project communication and final evaluation efforts (grant ends August 2012) • Ongoing partnership with TOPS to support the Food Security and Nutrition Network, and Knowledge Management • Crown Philanthropies Foundation for global networking • Possible support through SPRING (Global Nutrition project)CFC # 88110 • Private donations: Dues, registration fees, donations, Combined Federal Campaign • Seeking new funding
    13. 13. Thank YouYOU are the DRIVERS of our way forwardand the ENGINE! We THANK YOU foryour invaluable contributions to CORE!