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Shortterm international medical mission trips by Bruce Compton, CHAUSA

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Shortterm international medical mission trips by Bruce Compton, CHAUSA

  1. 1. © 2014 by the Catholic Health Association of the United States Short-Term International Medical Mission Trips: Phase 1 Research Findings Practices & Perspectives of U.S. Partners | 2014 Judith Lasker, Ph.D. Michael Rozier, SJ Bruce Compton 2014 Global Summit
  2. 2. © 2014 by the Catholic Health Association of the United States • What are the current practices regarding short- term medical missions within Catholic health care? • What are the leading practices in short-term medical missions that can maximize success? Motivating Questions
  3. 3. © 2014 by the Catholic Health Association of the United States Research Methods
  4. 4. © 2014 by the Catholic Health Association of the United States Respondents
  5. 5. © 2014 by the Catholic Health Association of the United States The Current Landscape – Trip Length
  6. 6. © 2014 by the Catholic Health Association of the United States • Facilitated logistics, 88% • Assisted volunteers with their activities, 72% • Defined the goals and activities of the trip, 69% • Directed volunteers in providing health services, 48% March 12, 2015 The Partner’s Role 6
  7. 7. © 2014 by the Catholic Health Association of the United States The Current Landscape – Evaluation
  8. 8. © 2014 by the Catholic Health Association of the United States What do you think are the greatest challenges to creating effective volunteer mission trips? (Top 3 choices selected) (N=352) • Funding, 73% • Sustainability, 60% • Coordination of effort, 44% • Managing volunteer expectations, 21% • Volunteer recruitment and commitment, 21% • Evaluating impact, 18% • Cultural/language training, 17% • Security, 13% • Spiritual dimension, 8% 3/12/2015 Biggest Challenges 8
  9. 9. © 2014 by the Catholic Health Association of the United States Perceived Value
  10. 10. © 2014 by the Catholic Health Association of the United States • Partner organization should be respected advocate for host community • Partner organization should be involved from the outset in establishing goals, not just be a provider of logistical support • Trust-building and program planning take time • Establish an MOU • Regularly review mutual goals and activities • Ensure long-term institutional commitment Recommendation for Partnerships
  11. 11. © 2014 by the Catholic Health Association of the United States Next Steps

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